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Labor Demands Passage of Civil Rights Act
Labor and civil rights groups are pushing ahead for quick passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1990 by the House of Representatives, despite opposition from business lobbyists and a threatened Bush veto. In a 65-34 vote, the Senate passed its version of the act. The House Judiciary Committee took it up.
"We are moving forward," said Jane O'Grady, AFL-CIO legislative department representative. "We are urging the House to take action before they leave on recess in August," she added. "This bill is going to pass the Congress."
Although the Bush administration said that it is opposed to the Civil Rights Act, O'Grady …