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Vote number 1998-133 ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions
on May 6, 1998 regarding bill HR 6 Amendment introduced by Riggs, R-CA.
Results: Amendment failed: FOR: 171; AGAINST: 249

HR 6, the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1997, would prohibit any post-secondary institution that participates in any program under the Higher Education Act from discriminating or granting any preferential treatment in admission based on race, sex, ethnicity, color or national origin.

Categorized under Civil Rights

Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 2: Require companies to hire more women & minorities.



Democrats voting on 1998-133

Neil Abercrombie NOHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen NOMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Rob Andrews NONew Jersey Democrat
Scotty Baesler YESKentucky Democrat
John Baldacci NOMaine Democrat
James Barcia NOMichigan Democrat
Tom Barrett NOWisconsin Democrat
Xavier Becerra NOCalifornia Democrat
Ken Bentsen NOTexas Democrat
Howard Berman NOCalifornia Democrat
Rod Blagojevich NOIllinois Democrat
Earl Blumenauer NOOregon Democrat
David Bonior NOMichigan Democrat
Robert Borski NOPennsylvania Democrat
Leonard Boswell NOIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher NOVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Corrine Brown NOFlorida Democrat
George Brown NOCalifornia Democrat
Sherrod Brown NOOhio Democrat
Lois Capps NOCalifornia Democrat
Benjamin Cardin NOMaryland Democrat
Julia Carson NOIndiana Democrat (Deceased 2008)
Eva Clayton NONorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004)
Bob Clement NOTennessee Democrat
James Clyburn NOSouth Carolina Democrat
Gary Condit NOCalifornia Democrat
John Conyers NOMichigan Democrat
Jerry Costello NOIllinois Democrat
William Coyne NOPennsylvania Democrat
Bud Cramer NOAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Elijah Cummings NOMaryland Democrat
Pat Danner NOMissouri Democrat
Danny Davis NOIllinois Democrat
Jim Davis NOFlorida Democrat
Peter Defazio NOOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette NOColorado Democrat
Bill Delahunt NOMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro NOConnecticut Democrat
Peter Deutsch NOFlorida Democrat (Until 2004)
Norm Dicks NOWashington Democrat
John Dingell NOMichigan Democrat
Julian Dixon NOCalifornia Democrat
Lloyd Doggett NOTexas Democrat
Cal Dooley NOCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004)
Chet Edwards NOTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Eliot Engel NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo NOCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge NONorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Lane Evans NOIllinois Democrat
Sam Farr NOCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah NOPennsylvania Democrat
Vic Fazio NOCalifornia Democrat
Bob Filner NOCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Harold Ford NOTennessee Democrat
Barney Frank NOMassachusetts Democrat
Martin Frost NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Elizabeth Furse NOOregon Democrat
Sam Gejdenson NOConnecticut Democrat
Dick Gephardt NOMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Bart Gordon NOTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green NOTexas Democrat
Luis Gutierrez NOIllinois Democrat
Ralph Moody Hall YESTexas Democrat
Tony Hall NOOhio Democrat (until 2002)
Lee Hamilton NOIndiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Bill Hefner NONorth Carolina Democrat
Earl Hilliard NOAlabama Democrat
Maurice Hinchey NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa NOTexas Democrat
Tim Holden NOPennsylvania Democrat
Darlene Hooley NOOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Steny Hoyer NOMaryland Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson NOIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee NOTexas Democrat
William Jefferson NOLouisiana Democrat
Chris John NOLouisiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Eddie Bernice Johnson NOTexas Democrat
Paul Kanjorski NOPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur NOOhio Democrat
Joe Kennedy NOMassachusetts Democrat
Patrick Kennedy NORhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly NOConnecticut Democrat
Dale Kildee NOMichigan Democrat
Carolyn Kilpatrick NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind NOWisconsin Democrat
Jerry Kleczka NOWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004)
Ron Klink NOPennsylvania Democrat
Dennis Kucinich NOOhio Democrat
John LaFalce NONew York Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004
Nicholas Lampson NOTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
Barbara Lee NOCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin NOMichigan Democrat
John Lewis NOGeorgia Democrat
William Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat (Until 2004)
Zoe Lofgren NOCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey NONew York Democrat
Bill Luther NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Carolyn Maloney NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Maloney NOConnecticut Democrat (retired)
Ed Markey NOMassachusetts Democrat
Frank Mascara NOPennsylvania Democrat
Robert Matsui YESCalifornia Democrat (deceased)
Carolyn McCarthy NONew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Karen McCarthy NOMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Jim McDermott NOWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern NOMassachusetts Democrat
Paul McHale NOPennsylvania Democrat (retired 1998
Mike McIntyre NONorth Carolina Democrat
Cynthia McKinney NOGeorgia Democrat
Marty Meehan NOMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007)
Carrie Meek NOFlorida Democrat (retired 2002)
Gregory Meeks NONew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez NONew Jersey Democrat
Juanita Millender-McDonald NOCalifornia Democrat
George Miller NOCalifornia Democrat
David Minge NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Patsy Mink NOHawaii Democrat
Joe Moakley NOMassachusetts Democrat
Alan Mollohan NOWest Virginia Democrat
James Moran NOVirginia Democrat
John Murtha NOPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler NONew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Richard Neal NOMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar NOMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey NOWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver NOMassachusetts Democrat
Solomon Ortiz NOTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Major Owens NONew York Democrat (until 2007)
Frank Pallone NONew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell NONew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor NOArizona Democrat
Donald Payne NONew Jersey Democrat
Nancy Pelosi NOCalifornia Democrat
Collin Peterson NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Owen Pickett NOVirginia Democrat
Earl Pomeroy NONorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
Glenn Poshard NOIllinois Democrat
David Eugene Price NONorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall NOWest Virginia Democrat
Silvestre Reyes NOTexas Democrat
Lynn Nancy Rivers NOMichigan Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez NOTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Roemer NOIndiana Democrat
Steven Rothman NONew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard NOCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Rush NOIllinois Democrat
Martin Sabo NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Loretta Sanchez NOCalifornia Democrat
Max Sandlin NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Tom Sawyer NOOhio Democrat
Bobby Scott NOVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman NOCalifornia Democrat
Norman Sisisky NOVirginia Democrat
Ike Skelton NOMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter NONew York Democrat
David Adam Smith NOWashington Democrat
John Spratt NOSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow NOMichigan Democrat
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Charles Stenholm NOTexas Democrat
Louis Stokes NOOhio Democrat (retired 1998)
Ted Strickland NOOhio Democrat
Bart Stupak NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
John Tanner NOTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor YESMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson NOMississippi Democrat
John Tierney NOMassachusetts Democrat
Esteban Torres NOCalifornia Democrat
Ed Towns NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Traficant NOOhio Democrat
Jim Turner NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Nydia Velazquez NONew York Democrat/Working-Families
Bruce Vento NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Peter Visclosky NOIndiana Democrat
Maxine Waters NOCalifornia Democrat
Mel Watt NONorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman NOCalifornia Democrat
Robert Wexler NOFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Robert Weygand NORhode Island Democrat
Bob Wise NOWest Virginia Democrat
Lynn Woolsey NOCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Albert Wynn NOMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008)



Republicans voting on 1998-133

Robert Aderholt YESAlabama Republican
Bill Archer YESTexas Republican
Dick Armey YESTexas Republican
Spencer Bachus YESAlabama Republican
Richard Hugh Baker YESLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008)
Cass Ballenger YESNorth Carolina Republican
Bob Barr YESGeorgia Republican
Bill Barrett NONebraska Republican
Roscoe Bartlett YESMaryland Republican
Joe Linus Barton YESTexas Republican
Charlie Bass YESNew Hampshire Republican
Doug Bereuter YESNebraska Republican (Until 2004)
Brian Bilbray YESCalifornia Republican
Michael Bilirakis YESFlorida Republican
Tom Bliley YESVirginia Republican
Roy Blunt YESMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Sherry Boehlert NONew York Republican/Independence
John Boehner YESOhio Republican
Henry Bonilla NOTexas Republican
Mary Bono YESCalifornia Republican
Kevin Brady YESTexas Republican
Ed Bryant YESTennessee Republican
Richard Burr NONorth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Dan Burton YESIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer NOIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Sonny Callahan YESAlabama Republican
Ken Calvert YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
Tom Campbell YESCalifornia Republican (Retired)
Chris Cannon YESUtah Republican
Steve Chabot YESOhio Republican
Saxby Chambliss YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Helen Chenoweth YESIdaho Republican
John Howard Coble YESNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Coburn YESOklahoma Republican (Until 2004)
Mac Collins YESGeorgia Republican
Larry Combest YESTexas Republican
Merrill Cook YESUtah Republican
John Cooksey YESLouisiana Republican
Christopher Cox YESCalifornia Republican
Philip Crane YESIllinois Republican (Until 2004)
Barbara Cubin YESWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008)
Duke Cunningham YESCalifornia Republican
Tom Davis NOVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Nathan Deal YESGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Tom DeLay YESTexas Republican
Jay Dickey NOArkansas Republican
John Doolittle YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
David Dreier YESCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan YESTennessee Republican
Jennifer Dunn YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Vernon Ehlers NOMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Robert Ehrlich YESMaryland Republican
Jo Ann Emerson YESMissouri Republican
Phil English NOPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Terry Everett YESAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Ewing YESIllinois Republican
Harris Fawell YESIllinois Republican Former (1994-)
Mark Foley YESFlorida Republican
Michael Forbes NONew York Republican (retired)
Vito Fossella YESNew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
Jon Fox NOPennsylvania Republican Former (1994-)
Robert Franks YESNew Jersey Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly YESCalifornia Republican
Greg Ganske YESIowa Republican
George Gekas YESPennsylvania Republican
Jim Gibbons NONevada Republican
Wayne Gilchrest NOMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
Paul Gillmor YESOhio Republican (Deceased 2007)
Benjamin Gilman NONew York Republican
Virgil Goode NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
Bob Goodlatte YESVirginia Republican
Bill Goodling YESPennsylvania Republican
Porter Goss YESFlorida Republican (Until 2004)
Lindsey Graham YESSouth Carolina Republican
Kay Granger YESTexas Republican
Jim Greenwood YESPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004)
Gil Gutknecht YESMinnesota Republican
James Hansen YESUtah Republican
Denny Hastert YESIllinois Republican (Retired 2007)
Doc Hastings YESWashington Republican
J.D. Hayworth YESArizona Republican (until 2007)
Joel Hefley YESColorado Republican
Wally Herger YESCalifornia Republican
Rick Hill YESMontana Republican
Van Hilleary YESTennessee Republican
Dave Hobson NOOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Steve Horn YESCalifornia Republican
John Hostettler YESIndiana Republican
Amo Houghton NONew York Republican/Conservative
Kenny Hulshof YESMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
Duncan Hunter YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Asa Hutchinson YESArkansas Republican
Henry Hyde YESIllinois Republican
Bob Inglis YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Ernest Istook YESOklahoma Republican
Bill Jenkins YESTennessee Republican (Retired 2006)
Nancy Lee Johnson NOConnecticut Republican
Sam Johnson YESTexas Republican
Walter Beaman Jones YESNorth Carolina Republican
John Kasich YESOhio Republican
Sue Kelly NONew York Republican (until 2007)
Peter King NONew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Jack Kingston YESGeorgia Republican
Scott Klug NOWisconsin Republican Former (1994-)
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Kolbe YESArizona Republican
Ray LaHood NOIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Steve Largent NOOklahoma Republican
Tom Latham YESIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette NOOhio Republican
Rick Lazio NONew York Republican/Cons.
Jim Leach NOIowa Republican
Jerry Lewis NOCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Livingston YESLouisiana Republican Former (1994-)
Frank LoBiondo YESNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas YESOklahoma Republican
Donald Manzullo YESIllinois Republican
Marty Martinez NOCalifornia Republican
Bill McCollum YESFlorida Republican (Until 2001)
Jim McCrery YESLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joe McDade NOPennsylvania Republican Former (1994-)
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Scott McInnis YESColorado Republican (Until 2004)
David McIntosh YESIndiana Republican
Buck McKeon YESCalifornia Republican
Jack Metcalf YESWashington Republican
John Mica YESFlorida Republican
Dan Miller YESFlorida Republican (retired)
Jerry Moran NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
Connie Morella NOMaryland Republican
Sue Myrick NONorth Carolina Republican
George Nethercutt YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Bob Ney NOOhio Republican
Anne Meagher Northup YESKentucky Republican
Charlie Norwood YESGeorgia Republican
Jim Nussle NOIowa Republican
Michael Oxley YESOhio Republican
Ron Packard YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Paul YESTexas Republican
Bill Paxon YESNew York Republican Former (1994-)
Ed Pease YESIndiana Republican
John Peterson YESPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
Tom Petri YESWisconsin Republican
Joseph Pitts YESPennsylvania Republican
Richard Pombo YESCalifornia Republican
John Porter YESIllinois Republican (retired)
Rob Portman YESOhio Republican
Deborah Pryce NOOhio Republican
Jack Quinn NONew York Republican/Ind./Cons.
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula NOOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank Riggs YESCalifornia Republican Former (1994-)
Bob Riley YESAlabama Republican
James Rogan YESCalifornia Republican
Hal Rogers YESKentucky Republican
Dana Rohrabacher YESCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen NOFlorida Republican
Marge Roukema YESNew Jersey Republican
Ed Royce YESCalifornia Republican
Jim Ryun YESKansas Republican
Matt Salmon YESArizona Republican
Mark Sanford NOSouth Carolina Republican Former (-2000)
Jim Saxton NONew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joe Scarborough YESFlorida Republican
Bob Schaffer YESColorado Republican
James Sensenbrenner YESWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions YESTexas Republican
John Shadegg YESArizona Republican
Clay Shaw YESFlorida Republican
Christopher Shays NOConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
John Shimkus YESIllinois Republican
Christopher Smith YESNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith YESTexas Republican
Linda Smith YESWashington Republican Former (1994-)
Nick Smith NOMichigan Republican (Until 2004)
Gerald Solomon YESNew York Republican Former (1994-)
Mark Souder NOIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Floyd Spence YESSouth Carolina Republican
Cliff Stearns YESFlorida Republican
John Sununu YESNew Hampshire Republican
Jim Talent YESMissouri Republican
Billy Tauzin YESLouisiana Republican (Until 2004)
Charles Taylor YESNorth Carolina Republican
Bill Thomas YESCalifornia Republican
Mac Thornberry YESTexas Republican
John Thune YESSouth Dakota Republican
Todd Tiahrt YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Fred Upton NOMichigan Republican
Jim Walsh NONew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp YESTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Wes Watkins NOOklahoma Republican
J.C. Watts NOOklahoma Republican
Curt Weldon NOPennsylvania Republican
Dave Weldon YESFlorida Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jerry Weller YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Rick White NOWashington Republican Former (1994-)
Ed Whitfield YESKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker YESMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Frank Wolf NOVirginia Republican
Bill Young YESFlorida Republican
Don Young NOAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 1998-133

Marion Berry NOArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop NOGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Allen Boyd NOFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Charles Canady YESFlorida Former GOP
Michael Castle NODelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Tillie Fowler YESFlorida Former GOP
Tom Lantos NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008)
John Linder YESGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Bernie Sanders NOVermont Independent
Joe Skeen NONew Mexico Former Republican
Vic Snyder NOArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Bob Stump YESArizona Former GOP (until 2010)
Ellen Tauscher NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Karen Thurman NOFlorida Former Democrat