US HR257 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 42-24)
Status: Introduced on April 6 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-21 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States. Condemns hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States. Affirms that the United States stands united in condemning hate and evil in all forms. Rejects hate-motivated crime as an attack on the fabric of society and the ideals of pluralism and respect. Calls on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials, to: (1) expeditiously investigate all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats against minorities in the United States, and (2) bring the perpetrators to justice. Encourages: (1) the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal agencies to work to improve the reporting of hate crimes and to emphasize the importance of the agencies' collection and reporting of data pursuant to federal law, and (2) the development of an interagency task force to collaborate on the development of effective strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime in order to protect minority communities. Calls on the executive branch to: (1) offer federal assistance that may be available for victims of hate crimes; and (2) enhance security measures and improve preparedness for religious institutions, places of worship, and other institutions that have been targeted because of their affiliation with any particular religious, racial, or ethnic minority in the United States.

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Title

Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.

Sponsors

Rep. Barbara Comstock [R]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D]Rep. Scott Taylor [R]Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R]
Rep. Luis Gutierrez [D]Rep. Mike Quigley [D]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D]Rep. Ro Khanna [D]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D]Rep. William Keating [D]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D]Rep. Keith Ellison [D]
Rep. Dwight Evans [D]Rep. Pete Olson [R]Rep. Ami Bera [D]Rep. Don Beyer [D]
Rep. John Rutherford [R]Rep. Charles Dent [R]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D]Rep. Judy Chu [D]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D]Rep. Thomas Garrett [R]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D]
Rep. Brian Mast [R]Rep. Robert Scott [D]Rep. Robert Brady [D]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D]
Rep. Dave Brat [R]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D]Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D]Rep. Daniel Donovan [R]Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R]Rep. John Katko [R]
Rep. John Faso [R]Rep. Chris Collins [R]Rep. Claudia Tenney [R]Rep. Jacky Rosen [D]
Rep. Mike Bishop [R]Rep. Kevin Yoder [R]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D]Rep. Frank Pallone [D]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D]Rep. Jared Polis [D]Rep. Luis Correa [D]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D]
Rep. Andre Carson [D]Rep. Drew Ferguson [R]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D]Rep. Bill Foster [D]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D]Rep. Gene Green [D]Rep. John Delaney [D]
Rep. John Culberson [R]Rep. Rodney Davis [R]Rep. Thomas MacArthur [R]Rep. Roger Marshall [R]
Rep. David Valadao [R]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D]

History

DateChamberAction
2017-04-21HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
2017-04-06HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-04-06HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SR118 (Related) 2017-04-05 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2371-2372; text: CR S2371)

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