Assembly unanimously passes amended Black History Month resolution

QUORUM CALL

The Assembly unanimously passed an amended version of a resolution honoring Black History Month after lawmakers clashed over competing versions earlier this afternoon.

The differing resolutions were not originally brought up for a floor vote after some in the Republican caucus expressed disapproval of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s inclusion in the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus’ version.

But members later in the afternoon introduced a final version of the amendment that removed Kaepernick’s name and modified some of the language from the Black Caucus’ original resolution.

The final version cleared the chamber 95-0.

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