In Surprise Vote, House Passes Amendment to Restrict Asset Forfeiture

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UNITED STATES - MAY 4: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., arrives to the Capitol before the House passed the Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on May 4, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

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September 12 2017, 5:45 p.m.

In a stunning move, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act that will roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.


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