Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
June 23, 2016
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court upheld the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin:

“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin, which, like so many academic institutions in our country, considers an applicant’s race as one of many factors in making undergraduate admission decisions.  Our nation’s system of higher education is the envy of the world in large part because carefully crafted admissions policies at both public and private colleges and universities have long recognized that a broadly diverse student body is essential to educational excellence.  Simply put, diversity enriches the learning experience for all students, the fundamental purpose that higher education serves.”