Federal - S 1168

Equal Campus Access Act

Introduced

April 11, 2019

Description

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure campus access at public institutions of higher education for religious groups.

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Commentary

Bill text and progress

This simple legislation would protect religious groups on publicly funded campuses from discrimination on the basis of their core beliefs and leadership requirements.

"None of the funds made available under this Act may be provided to any public institution of higher education that denies to a religious student organization any right, benefit, or privilege that is otherwise afforded to other student organizations at the institution (including full access to the facilities of the institution and official recognition of the organization by the institution) because of the religious beliefs, practices, speech, leadership standards, or standards of conduct of the religious student organization."

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 29

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  • Oct. 28, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Daines, (R-Mont.)
  • Oct. 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rounds, (R-S.D.)
  • Sept. 24, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Capito, (R-W.Va.)Perdue, (R-Ga.)
  • Sept. 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Grassley, (R-Iowa)Young, T. (R-Ind.)
  • Aug. 1, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Thune, (R-S.D.)
  • July 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rubio, (R-Fla.)
  • July 23, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Scott, (R-Fla.)
  • July 15, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Boozman, (R-Ark.)
  • July 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cotton, (R-Ark.)
  • July 8, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Enzi, (R-Wyo.)Graham, L. (R-S.C.)
  • June 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Cruz, (R-Texas)Kennedy, John (R-La.)
  • June 12, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Moran, (R-Kan.)
  • June 3, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cornyn, (R-Texas)
  • May 20, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Sasse, (R-Neb.)
  • May 15, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Blackburn, (R-Tenn.)Ernst, (R-Iowa)Inhofe, (R-Okla.)
    Cassidy, (R-La.)Hawley, (R-Mo.)Tillis, (R-N.C.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Hyde-Smith, (R-Miss.)Wicker, (R-Miss.)
  • April 11, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Lankford, (R-Okla.)Scott, T. (R-S.C.)
  • April 11, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S2433