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WASHINGTON – Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked their amendment to prohibit federal funding for any institution of higher education that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review or admissions: 

“In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common. This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students.

“Despite their calls to end racism, it is clear Democrats are only paying lip service to fighting discrimination against Asian Americans and will allow targeted discrimination against them to continue at America’s universities and colleges.”

Kennedy also advocated for top universities to end their discrimination against Asian Americans in this recent op ed.