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Walberg-Backed Asset Forfeiture Legislation Advances Through Judiciary Committee

May 25, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) praised the House Judiciary Committee for passing the Due Process Act, bipartisan legislation he helped introduce to curb civil asset forfeiture abuse and defend the American people's due process and private property rights. The legislation incorporates many of the key provisions of the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act), which Congressman Walberg introduced with Senator Rand Paul in January 2015. 

"Seizing private property without charging property owners with a crime infringes on an individual's constitutionally protected rights. We must put an end to this abusive practice and return the balance of power back to the American people. I applaud Chairman Goodlatte for taking swift action to embrace and expedite these important reforms through the Judiciary Committee less than a week after the bill's introduction," said Walberg.

Click here to learn more about Congressman Walberg's two-year effort championing legislation to defend the Constitution and reform our nation's civil asset forfeiture laws.
 
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.

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