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The House Calls on Americans to Fight Anti-Semitism & All Forms of Bigotry.

The resolution, HR 183, passed overwhelmingly with McHenry voting in favor. The resolution condemns the death threats received by Jewish and Muslim members of Congress in recent weeks, and calls on public officials to confront anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry. We eagerly anticipate McHenry condemning Trump after his next racist tweet.…

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McHenry Votes Nay on HR1

House Democrats  passed the anti-corruption and pro-democracy reform bill known as HR 1 on Friday with a final vote of 234 to 193. The bill is aimed at getting money out of politics and increasing transparency around donors, cracking down on lobbying, and expanding voting rights for Americans by implementing provisions like automatic voter registration.…

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McHenry on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. 

Today the House voted on HR8, the background checks act. There is a serious need for Congress to address gun violence, and we strongly support H.R. 8 in it’s original form. Prior to the vote, House Republicans, with enough support from Democrats, managed to force language that requires NICS background check database to notify ICE…

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