Halt! Label Police!

There was more to the crime bill that passed the House last week than such widely publicized measures as an increase in death-penalty crimes and a federal version of "Three strikes, you're in." A sampling of the bill's 57 get-tough amendments:

Amendment

Establishes stiff penalties for those convicted of fraudulently labeling products "Made in America"

Sponsor

James Traficant

(D.-Ohio)

Raison d'etre

"This amendment will send a powerful message that Uncle Sam won't tolerate anyone misleading the American consumer."

Amendment

Makes unlawful possession of explosives a federal crime and forbids felons to purchase explosives

Sponsor

Louise Slaughter

(D.-New York)

Raison d'etre

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