On SOLVe Act 2.0 : The Executive Order “puts Americans at risk. By turning our backs on refugees and the most vulnerable families in the region, we risk undermining the coalitions we need to build in order to defeat ISIL and other threats. The President's ban also plays into the hands of terrorist recruiters.” Rep. Mike Thompson (D- CA-05).
On the Electronic Ban: “The new electronic travelling policy “was based on intelligence reports that are fairly recent. Intelligence of something possibly planned.” Representative Peter King (R-NY-2)
On No Hate Act (S.662): “Major obstacle in understanding, prosecuting and preventing hate crimes is underreporting. The No Hate Act takes critical steps to increase reporting” and “ By encouraging judges to require service and education with targeted communities, The No Hate Act would open minds & prevent future hate crimes.” Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT)
On Standing Up Against Hate Crimes::
- “We must come together as a nation to stand up to hate violence” Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA-7).
- “We have to be honest about the situation that we are dealing with today. We cannot allow racial identity and religion [to be] a dividing issue in this country. We need to stand firm. We need to defend the nation that we are part of.” Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3)
On overturning FCC ruling on internet privacy: "Passing this will send a powerful message that federal agencies can't unilaterally restrict constitutional rights and expect to get away with it." Sen. Flake (R-AZ)