Lujan Grisham Joins Colleagues To Condemn Republican Refusal To Consider Hate Crimes Amendment
Lujan Grisham Joins Colleagues to Condemn Republican Refusal to Consider Hate Crimes Amendment
Commentary: Washington, DC – Representatives José E. Serrano, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Hakeem Jeffries, and Grace Meng condemned the Republican decision to block their amendment to combat hate crimes from being considered by the full House. The amendment was offered this week to H.R. 3354 – Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, and would have allocated $10 million for State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance grant programs to provide support for the criminal investigation and prosecution of hate crimes at the state and local level.
“The events in Charlottesville last month made clear that hate speech and hate crimes simply cannot be overlooked …