House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

New York Times: “A measure to add lynching to the United States Criminal Code passed in the House. The Senate passed a version of the bill last year.

Once the bills are formally reconciled, the legislation can be sent to the Oval Office, where President Trump is expected to sign it into law.

The House bill, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was introduced by Representative Bobby Rush, a Democrat from Illinois. The Senate bill, which passed unanimously last year, was introduced by Kamala Harris, Democrat of California; Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey; and Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina.”

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