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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 11th, 2019
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The U.S. Code is unnecessarily complicated and criminalizes actions that shouldn’t be criminal, such as transporting water hyacinths across state lines. It’d be better for criminal law enforcement to simplify the Code to criminalize only what should be illegal.
While there are some extraneous laws in the U.S. Code, they aren’t generally enforced, so there’s no need to waste Congress’ time on eliminating these unused sections of the Code. Additionally, if the Code were to be cleaned up, it’d be better to do so comprehensively, rather than using the piecemeal approach in this bill.