I am pleased this will be a bipartisan vote. This is about Emmett Till. It's about lynching. It's about violence. It's about hate. But in a larger sense, this is about who we are as a country, who we are as a country that said ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.’ …To the surprise, I think, of probably many Americans, Madam Speaker, lynching has not been described as a hate crime. We will do that today… The House will make that determination today. I’m proud to bring this legislation to the Floor as Majority Leader."