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SUMMARY: The HCPA language the Senate attached to a major appropriations bill has been axed by a
GOP-dominated conference committee, and it may not get another chance for passage this year.

If the U.S. Senate's passage of the language of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA) by acclamation as part of a
pre-arranged package of amendments to the Commerce-Justice-State appropriations bill in July seemed too good to be true -- it
was. On October 18, the so-called Kennedy Amendment was dropped from the spending measure by a House-Senate
conference committee composed of 17 Republicans and 9 Democrats, despite repeated calls for passage by President Bill
Clinton and others. HCPA has yet to reach the House floor in any form, although a House committee heard testimony. Among
other provisions, HCPA would have added sexual orientation, gender and disability as categories protected under federal hate
crimes law, as well as expanding federal authorities' ability to investigate ! and prosecute hate crimes of all kinds. While not
necessarily completely dead, the odds for passage of HCPA this year are slim, with Congress scheduled to adjourn on October

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