When the Marching Stopped: The Politics of Civil Rights Regulatory Agencies

By Hanes Walton Jr. | Go to book overview

APPENDIX E
COPY OF THE CIVIL
RIGHTS RESTORATION
ACT OF 1985

Copy of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1985 which was introduced in both the 98th and 99th Congresses because of the Supreme Court's decision in Grove City College v. Bell, ( 1984). In the House Report on the bill, the Committee on Education and Labor put the purpose of the bills in this manner. "Its purpose is simple and straightforward, to restore and thereby reaffirm the broad scope of coverage in the interpretations and enforcement practices of the executive branch and judical decisions supporting that broad reading prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Grove City College v. Bell." Although the bill passed the House in 1984, because it was not supported by the Reagan administration, it did not pass the Senate. In 1985, it became stalled in the House.

Also attached to the bill, is a list of the various sponsors and cosponsors of the bill and when they decided to support and sponsor it.

However, before looking at the 1985 bill that died with the ending of the 99th Congress, it should be mentioned that shortly after the 100th Congress started, Senate Edward Kennedy, introduced bill S.557, "The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987", and five days later Representative Augustus Hawkins,

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