As lawmakers gather in the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, some lawmakers are using wood from their wooden desk as an alternative to pens.
The House Committee on the Constitution used a wooden desk in the Senate chamber earlier this year and the House has used wood for a number of occasions in the past.
But these days, the GOP-led House is turning to the Senate, where Republican members are using their wooden desks in the chamber.
“This is our wooden letter pens, we just don’t want to use anything else,” Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) told reporters on Tuesday.
“The Senate has been doing it for years, and we’re going to do it in the House.”
A woodworking store in New Hampshire.
(Photo: Courtesy of Matt DeWitt)The House passed the Civil Liberties Act in 1957, which became the first federal law that prohibited discrimination based on a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability, or genetic information.
That law has since been upheld by the Supreme Court and has been upheld many times by lower courts.
Murphy said that the Civil Liberty Restoration Act, or CLRA, is a “legislative instrument” that will protect Americans’ civil rights.
“We’re going in with a clear understanding of what the law means,” Murphy said.
“We’re using this to protect our civil liberties.
We’re not going to be doing this on a whim.
We need a legislative tool to protect civil rights, and that’s what this bill is.”
Murphy also noted that he will be using his wooden desk during the 2017 budget debate.
The Civil Liberties Restoration Act will not be the only federal law to be used for the Civil War era.
The bill also requires that the US Department of Agriculture be made available to schools and colleges to educate children about slavery.
The Civil Rights Restoration Act is expected to pass the Senate this month and be signed into law by President Donald Trump in February.
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