RECENT VOTES

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

On April 30, 2009, the House passed H.R. 1913: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. This measure has passed in the House a number of times over the years with bipartisan support and we are hopeful that this time it will reach the President's desk. H.R. 1913 expands the federal hate crimes statute to include crimes committed because of someone's sexual orientation, gender, disability or gender identity. It provides additional resources to state and local authorities as they investigate hate crimes in their jurisdictions. The legislation allows the Attorney General to provide grants to local entities to help defray the cost of prosecuting hate crimes. I am a co-sponsor of this bill and voted YES. H.R. 1913 passed in the House and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

231

17

0

8

REPUBLICAN

18

158

0

2

TOTAL

249

175

0

10

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0