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Every year, America’s high school seniors eagerly await an acceptance notice from their dream college or university. Not every student will be accepted to their number one pick, but no one should be denied from an institution of higher education based on discriminatory admissions practices.

That’s why Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and over 80 of his congressional colleagues signed on to an Amicus Brief, led by Rep. Michelle Steel, for two cases being heard in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina.

Below is Leader McCarthy’s full quote on the importance of ending the use of race in the admissions process:

“Discrimination is wrong and as a country we should unite to defeat it wherever it exists,” said Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “This same sentiment should hold true when it comes to the admissions process at America’s colleges and universities. A race-based admissions system is unfair and runs counter to who we are as Americans. Every student deserves an equal opportunity to compete based on their own determination and achievements. I am proud to join this effort with Rep. Michelle Steel and my fellow Republican colleagues in standing up for a fair system that recognizes hard work and individual merit.”

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