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H.R. 4003: Unmasking Antifa Act of 2019

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About the bill

Should wearing a disguise or mask, as the far left radicals referred to as Antifa often do, increase your jail sentence if found guilty of a crime?


Activity by a range of militant left-wing groups collectively known as Antifahas surged since President Trump’s election.

Known for wearing masks or disguises, often in black, the group most prominently confronts alt-right or Trump supporters during their protests or rallies. This has occasionally turned violent, such as an early July incident in Portland.

What the bill does

The Unmasking Antifa Act would allow a jail sentence of up to 15 years for anybody who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates” another while wearing a disguise or mask.

The legislative text is not yet available, so it’s unclear whether it makes ...

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Tim Burchett

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jul 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 25, 2019

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H.R. 4003 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4003. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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