Pelosi: â€˜Crimes Motivated by Hate Will Not be Tolerated in Our Countryâ€™
Pelosi: Ã¢â‚¬ËœCrimes Motivated by Hate Will Not be Tolerated in Our CountryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. Ã¢â‚¬" Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Senate passed an amendment on hate crimes prevention. The House passed similar legislation in May:
"I am pleased that the Senate passed the hate crimes prevention amendment with a strong bipartisan vote. This bipartisan vote echoes the HouseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vote in May, sending a strong message that crimes motivated by hate will not be tolerated in our country.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am committed to getting this legislation to the PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk as soon as possible and I look forward to working with the Senate to find the best way to achieve this goal.Ã¢â‚¬Â