Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wisconsin Congressmen Vote on Hate Crimes

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.