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Bill to Ban Job Discrimination by Government Contractors Introduced in House

A bill that would give the President’s Committee on Fair Employment Practice power to stop discrimination in war industries was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday by Rep. Vito Marcantonio of New York.

Rep. Marcantonio’s bill would write into every Government contract a prohibition against discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin or citizenship. The President’s Committee would have power to issue complaints, and orders to cease and desist wherever it found evidence of discrimination.