Legislative Background

June 2007
Congressional Digest;Jun2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p173
The article examines the legislative history of and prospects for H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. After contentious debate, the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives 237-180 on May 3, 2007. A similar bill was introduced by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, and is awaiting action by the Senate Judiciary Committee. U.S. President George W. Bush has threatened a veto.


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