U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here’s How Your Representative Voted

March 7, 2024
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U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative Voted

📜 The Gist: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Laken Riley Act, legislation aimed at mandating stricter detention practices for illegal immigrants charged with crimes such as theft.

🔍 The Details: This legislative measure was introduced following the tragic murder of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley, whose death has ignited a nationwide debate on immigration policies and public safety. The suspect in her murder, Jose Antonio Ibarra, a Venezuelan national residing illegally in the U.S., had a prior criminal record but was not detained under current enforcement policies.

📊 More Info:

  • The act focuses specifically on illegal immigrants charged with theft, demanding their custody by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The suspect linked to Riley’s murder had a history of criminal activities, including charges for shoplifting and endangering a child.

Why It Matters: The Act signifies a legislative response to public outcry, aiming to tighten enforcement loopholes and enhance community safety. It resonates deeply with those advocating for stricter immigration controls to protect American citizens.

🚀 What’s Next?: The bill’s passage in the House sets the stage for further Senate review and potential enactment into law, signaling ongoing legislative and public discussion on immigration policy and enforcement efficacy.

The Laken Riley Act aims to mandate the detention of illegal immigrants charged with crimes like theft to prevent future incidents that compromise public safety. As this story continues to evolve, it remains a focal point in the national conversation around immigration and justice.

🗳️ How They Voted: Here’s how your representatives voted. Predictably, all Georgia Republicans voted in favor of the measure, while Democrats voted against it. Mike Collins, who represents the district that includes Athens voted in favor of the bill.

PhotoRepresentativeVoteDistrictHometownParty
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedRick AllenYes12thAugustaRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedSanford Bishop Jr.No2ndAlbanyDemocrat
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedEarl “Buddy” CarterYes1stPoolerRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedAndrew ClydeYes9thClydeRepublican
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 319371083_459414559701023_540440153819332672_n.jpgMike CollinsYes10thJacksonRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedA. Drew Ferguson IVYes3rdWest PointRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedMarjorie Taylor GreeneYes14thRomeRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedHank JohnsonNo4thLithoniaDemocrat
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedBarry LoudermilkYes11thCassvilleRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedLucy McBathNo7thLawrencevilleDemocrat
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 246148990_294007199210535_1328531437172737284_n.jpgRich McCormickYes6thSuwaneeRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedAustin ScottYes8thTiftonRepublican
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedDavid ScottNo13thAtlantaDemocrat
U.S. House Passes Laken Riley Act: Here's How Your Representative VotedNikema WilliamsNo5thAtlantaDemocrat

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