Chairman Crowley Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to Sue Universities Over Affirmative Action Programs

August 2, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump’s Justice Department said it would divert resources from its civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over their admissions processes.

“The Trump administration is creating a problem where none exists. Redirecting attention from critical projects within in the division tasked with combating actual rights abuses in order to threaten universities and colleges is a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ money. I would hope the Trump White House could instead embrace efforts that have helped level the playing field for women and minorities. Unfortunately, this is part of Republicans’ nonstop focus on reducing opportunity instead of expanding it for all Americans.”