Government Funded Religious Discrimination in Head Start
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 492
109th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 220-196 (see complete tally)
On September 22, 2005, the House passed, by a vote of 220 to 196, the Boehner amendment to the School Readiness Act of 2005 (H.R. 2123) to repeal a provision prohibiting government funded employment discrimination in Head Start programs. The ACLU opposed this amendment because it would roll back longstanding critical civil rights protections designed to protect teachers, staff and parent volunteers from employment discrimination based on religion in federally funded positions in Head Start programs. (Roll Call Vote No. 492)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 492
Votes For : 220
Votes Against : 196
Not Voting : 17