H.R. 923 (110th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007


Feb 8, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 7, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-344


John Lewis

Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 - Directs the Attorney General to designate a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the ... Read more >


Feb 8, 2007

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Jun 13, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Jun 20, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 24, 2008
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 7, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 923”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


83 cosponsors (80D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jun 20, 2007 12:17 p.m.
Passed 422/2

Related Bills

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S. 535 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2007

S. 3430 (Related)
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 8, 2008

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