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H.R. 2416: Stop Hate Crimes Act of 2021

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What if a victim was attacked in part because of their demographic characteristics, but that wasn’t the only reason?


Congress passed the first law banning hate crimes in 1968, but according to the FBI, hate crimes in 2019 reached their highest level in 11 years, with 7,314 documented cases and 51 hate crimes murders.

Data for hate crimes in 2020 won’t be released until around November 2021, but some fear that the numbers could show a further increase once again, especially with reports of increased hate crimes towards Asians and Asian-Americans after the COVID-19 pandemic emerged from China.

In response, Congress enacted the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which orders the Justice Department to expedite their review of hate crimes cases during the duration of the COVID-19 …

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Ted Lieu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 8, 2021

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27 Cosponsors (27 Democrats)

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


Apr 8, 2021

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