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114th Congress (2015-2016)
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- Police Reform, Information, Data and Evidence Act (HR 3481 and S 1476)
- HR 1466, Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466)
- Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (HR 1232)
With the introduction of the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 in both the House and Senate, we have a chance to prohibit such profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Measures are under consideration in Congress and the Administration to name the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization but the target isn’t MB. It is US civil society
Legislation has been introduced, and the Administration is reportedly considering designating the organization as a Foreign Terror Organization, which would have chilling ramifications on U.S. civil society.
When the 114th Congress turned out the lights and headed home early this month, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Sessions has a long and documented history of opposing the rights of vulnerable populations, disregarding the First Amendment, and championing torture. As Attorney General, Sessions would be head of the department in charge of overseeing the protections of civil rights and the most powerful law enforcement in the nation. Given his historic hostility to civil liberties this is unacceptable. Sessions was rightfully rejected as a judicial nomination and should be similarly rejected for Attorney General.