To amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 26, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
148 Cosponsors (147 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Engel Statement on House Passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2020
“Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to Combat Police Brutality and Racial Injustice”
— Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53, 2003-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2020
“Grassley Lauds House Passage of Anti-Lynching Bill following Past Approvals in the Senate”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on Feb 27, 2020
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What stakeholders are saying
Jan 3, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 12, 2019
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Oct 31, 2019
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Feb 26, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Mar 29, 2022
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 55 (117th).
H.R. 35 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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