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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Leads 28 of His Colleagues On Bill To Establish Commission To Investigate Hate Crimes

July 30, 2019
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi introduced the Hate Crimes Commission Act which will create a bipartisan commission to investigate and expand reporting on hate crimes throughout the United States. This commission would be comprised of a group of 12 members appointed by House and Senate leadership who would have one year to prepare a report on the rise in hate crimes, potential causes of increase, and how to combat it.

“Our nation has experienced a devastating rise in hate crimes over the past years, and the situation does not seem to be getting better” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “People in communities all over the country have been targeted based on race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. These hate crimes are a serious threat to the health and safety of our communities, and I am determined to see them end. This commission will bring together experts from both the law enforcement community and the civil rights community to determine the best path forward in effectively combating this issue.”