Rush Statement on Judiciary Markup of his Antilynching Bill
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the U.S. House Committee on The Judiciary reported out H.R. 35, the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act" out of the Full Committee:
"Congressman Dyer was the first to introduce an anti-lynching bill in 1918. Lynching has never been classified as a federal crime, despite many attempts by various presidents and legislators but today we are one step closer. I am pleased to see this important piece of legislation move through the Judiciary Committee. "