Thursday, March 03, 2005

Yahoo! News - House OKs Bill on Faith-Based Jobs

From the LA Times:
The House on Wednesday approved a job-training bill that would allow faith-based organizations receiving federal funds to consider a person's religious beliefs in making employment decisions.
The legislation, which now goes to the Senate, reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. It provides funds for training and vocational rehabilitation programs for adults and dislocated workers, as well as activities for low-income youth.

Its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, where Democrats are objecting to cuts in some programs and the religious discrimination provision.

Call your Senator. Let them know what you think.


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