H.Con.Res.183 - Condemning the recent rash of arson against African-American churches across the United States, pledging to assist law enforcement authorities in apprehending the persons responsible for such acts of arson, supporting bipartisan legislation which would facilitate the prosecution of arsonists and create more severe penalties for arson against houses of worship, and encouraging the people of the United States to work in their communities to prevent future acts of arson against African-American churches.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 06/11/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/12/1996 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.183 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/11/1996)
Condemns the rash of arson against African-American churches across the United States during the past 18 months. Pledges to take steps to assist law enforcement authorities in apprehending the persons responsible.
Supports the bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Conyers and Hyde to facilitate the prosecution of, and increase penalties against, arsonists who target houses of worship.
Encourages the people of the United States to work within their own communities to prevent arson against African-American houses of worship.