• In surprise vote, House passes amendment to restrict asset forfeiture

    by Zaid Jilani
    September 12 2017

    IN A STUNNING MOVE, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act that will roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.

    Amendment number 126 was sponsored by a bipartisan group of nine members, led by Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash. He was joined by Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California; Washington state’s Pramila Jayapal, a rising progressive star; and Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard.

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    The amendment would roll back Sessions’ elimination of the Obama-era reforms.

    Amash, the prime mover of the amendment, spoke forcefully in favor of the Obama-era rules on the House floor and the need to bring them back.

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    The amendment passed with a voice vote, meaning it had overwhelming support.

    Republican Reps. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Raul Labrador of Idaho and Dana Rohrabacher of California joined in the effort, along with Democrat Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.

    more:
    https://theintercept.com/2017/09/12/...et-forfeiture/


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    1. r3volution 3.0's Avatar
      r3volution 3.0 -
      ...roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.

      ...led by Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash
    1. Origanalist's Avatar
      Origanalist -
      In a sea of bad news, it's very nice to hear some good. $#@! you Trump, and your bitch Sessions.
    1. Swordsmyth's Avatar
      Swordsmyth -
    1. William Tell's Avatar
      William Tell -
      What are they thinking voting for something good are they drunk or something?
    1. Origanalist's Avatar
      Origanalist -
      Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
      What are they thinking voting for something good are they drunk or something?
    1. William Tell's Avatar
      William Tell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
      The senate will probably pick up on that.
    1. Anti Federalist's Avatar
      Anti Federalist -
      Good
    1. angelatc's Avatar
      angelatc -
      My man!

    1. William Tell's Avatar
      William Tell -
      Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
      My man!

      He looks kinda gangster there. I like!
    1. jurgs01's Avatar
      jurgs01 -
      Great win. I hope the Senate can't strip this out.
    1. shakey1's Avatar
      shakey1 -
    1. EBounding's Avatar
      EBounding -
      Here's NeverTrumper Amash again doing everything he can to undermine the President.
    1. Bern's Avatar
      Bern -
      Thank you Rep. Amash et. al.
    1. Brian4Liberty's Avatar
      Brian4Liberty -
      Nice! For once it's a bipartisan effort for something good!


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