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SOURCE: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/484742-house-passes-historic-legislation-to-make-lynching-a-federal-hate-crime
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The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed historic legislation that would classify lynching as a federal hate crime.The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which passed on a 410-4 vote, was introduced by Rep. Bobby RushBobby Lee RushOcasio-Cortez suggests a Bloomberg presidency would pave the way for 'a worse Trump' The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime MORE (D-Ill.). The passage of this bill will send a strong and clear message to the nation that we will not tolerate this bigotry,” he said in a statement following the announcement it would be brought to the floor.The Senate passed legislation in 2018 to make lynching a federal hate crime, but it ultimately did not make it through the lower chamber.“Lynchings were horrendous, racist acts of violence,” Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates MORE (D-Calif.), one of the sponsors of the Senate bill, said in a statement.

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