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H.R. 35: Emmett Till Antilynching Act

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bobby Rush

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 26, 2020

This bill passed in the House on February 26, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Engel Statement on House Passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (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] (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

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 35 will be negligible.

History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 12, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 31, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Feb 26, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 35 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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