H.Res.257 - Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/25/2018 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.257 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (07/25/2018)
Calls on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials, to: (1) expeditiously investigate all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats against minorities in the United States, and (2) bring the perpetrators to justice.
Encourages: (1) the Department of Justice and other federal agencies to work to improve the reporting of hate crimes and to emphasize the importance of the agencies' collection and reporting of data pursuant to federal law, and (2) the development of an interagency task force to collaborate on the development of effective strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime in order to protect minority communities.
Calls on the executive branch to: (1) offer federal assistance that may be available for victims of hate crimes; and (2) enhance security measures and improve preparedness for religious institutions, places of worship, and other institutions that have been targeted because of their affiliation with any particular religious, racial, or ethnic minority in the United States.