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Adam Clayton Powell, Black congressman from New York repeatedly present this amendment to block appropriations of taxpayer money for federally-funded segregated services. He was a principal contributor to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 addressing discriminatory practices in public accommodations. The bill was signed by President Lyndon Johnson and ended the necessity of presenting the amendment.

Amendment Denying Federal Funds to Any State that Fails to Comply With the Decisions of the Supreme Court.

"Tax money collected from the whole people should not be used to serve one segment of the people and exclude another segment of the people, but rather it should be used to benefit the whole people."

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