S. 1745 (102nd): Civil Rights Act of 1991

This was a vote to pass S. 1745 (102nd) in the Senate.

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 is a United States statute that was passed in response to a series of United States Supreme Court decisions that limited the rights of employees who had sued their employers for discrimination. The Act represented the first effort since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to modify some of the basic procedural and substantive rights provided by federal law in employment discrimination cases. It provided the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introduced the possibility of emotional distress damages and limited the amount that a jury could award.

President Bush had used his veto against the more comprehensive Civil Rights Act of 1990. He feared racial quotas would be imposed but later approved the 1991 version of the bill.

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102nd Congress
Oct 30, 1991
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Bill Passed

Key: D Yea R Yea R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 93
55 38
  Nay 5
0 5
Not Voting 2
2 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?
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