House approves resolution urging Trump to take action against white supremacists

Congress is pushing President Trump to take a stand against white
supremacists and commit his administration’s resources to
combating hate crimes .
The House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bipartisan joint
resolution from Virginia lawmakers condemning the violence in
Charlottesville, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan.
Along with recognizing the death of Heather Heyer , the measure
urges Trump to “use all available resources to address the threats
posed by those groups,” and describes the violence in Charlottesville
in August as a “domestic terrorist attack.”
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It also calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to work the
Department of Homeland Security to “thoroughly” investigate actions
taken by white supremacist groups to determine if any criminal laws
were broken in Charlottesvile.
The resolution was introduced by Sens. Mark Warner , D-Virginia, and
Tim Kaine , D-Virginia, in the Senate , and endorsed by a bipartisan
group of senators. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Virginia, and Gerry Connolly,
D-Virginia, introduced the measure in the House.
The resolution, unanimously approved by the Senate Monday, now
goes to President Trump desk for his approval. Trump has ten days
to sign or veto the measure before it becomes law.

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