This resolution would recognize the death of Heather Heyer and the injuries suffered by 19 others after a car allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi drove into a crowd of demonstrators in Charlottesville, VA. It would label the incident a domestic terror attack, and offer condolences to the families and friends of Heyer, plus Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the protests. Further, the resolution condemns hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy while calling on the Trump administration to improve data collection on hate crimes committed by these groups to counteract their spread.
As a joint resolution, this legislation would advance to the House if passed by the Senate and could be signed into law by the president.