The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 by a vote of 249-175. Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation voted according to party lines. Voting for the Discriminatory Hate Crime Legislation were Congressmen Kagan, Kind, Moore, Baldwin & Obey. Voting against Hate Crime Legislation were Congressmen Petri, Ryan & Sensenbrenner. The battle will now move to the U.S. Senate where Senators Kohl & Feingold will cast their votes.