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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Tackle ‘Weaponized’ Federal Criminal Code

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2024
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Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy introduced legislation Friday that would mandate the counting of the number of federal crimes on the books, as nobody knows the exact number of federal crimes that exist.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the “Count the Crimes to Cut Act of 2024.” The bill would require the Attorney General in cooperation with the agency heads to produce a full report of all federal criminal statutes and federal regulations with criminal penalties. The bill would also ensure each offense requires providing...

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