Walberg Votes for ‘Kate’s Law’ to Bolster Public Safety
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004), which protects public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who illegally reenter the United States. The bipartisan bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered two years ago in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant with a felony record who had been deported five times.
“Kate Steinle’s story is both heartbreaking and preventable,” said Congressman Walberg. “While we can’t bring her back or erase her family’s pain, we can honor Kate’s memory by getting serious about enforcing our immigration laws and keeping our communities safe. Deterring dangerous criminals from reentering the United States is common sense, and Kate’s Law will help prevent more families from experiencing a tragedy like this ever again.”
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.