Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA-01) introduced the bipartisan Gang Activity Reporting Act, legislation to ensure lawmakers and law enforcement have necessary information to combat rising gang-related crimes, including crimes by transnational cartels. Hinson was joined by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
“Increased crime and gang activity across the country is making us all less safe,” said Congresswoman Hinson. “The bipartisan Gang Activity Reporting Act will help ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools to prevent gang violence, stop gang recruitment, and keep our communities safe.”
“Although criminal gang activity is the cause of nearly half of all violent crime, federal law enforcement isn’t sufficiently keeping track of critical gang-related data. Our bill will ensure federal agencies have needed information and resources to reduce violent gang activity. I’m glad Congresswoman Hinson is leading this effort in the House, and I look forward to working together on this effort to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Chuck Grassley.