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House OKs Commission to Study Racial Violence

October 4, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House voted 408-6 Tuesday for legislation that would establish a 12- member Commission on Racially Motivated Violence.

The bill, which went to the Senate, would empower the commission to investigate whether acts of racially motivated violence are increasing.

The panel also would look into the factors leading to such violence, techniques to avert these acts and the appropriate role of community groups and governments at all levels.

The commission would report to Congress and the president within a year. Six commission members would be appointed by the president, three by the speaker of the House and three by the majority leader of the Senate.

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