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Wyoming Delegation Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action

In a landmark moment, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the precedent of Affirmative Action in a 6-3 decision on Thursday, June 29. This decision ended the initiative that sought to increase diversity in the nation’s colleges by providing more African American and Hispanic citizens a better chance of college acceptance.

All three of Wyoming’s federal representatives – John Barrasso, Cynthia Lummis, and Harriet Hageman – issued statements after the ruling.

Congresswoman Hageman issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling “rejecting race-based college admissions as a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause”:

“I applaud the Supreme Court for today’s decision rejecting race-based college admissions, or “affirmative action.” No individual should face a higher hurdle in gaining access to educational opportunities simply based on race, ethnicity, religion, or sex. The 14th Amendment ensures that we are a nation of equal opportunity for all.”

Senator Barrasso supported the ruling, saying it “rightly ended racial discrimination” in the nation’s higher learning institutions.

Senator Lummis said, “There is nothing more American than the idea that if you work hard, you should be rewarded regardless of your skin color.”

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