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Sen. Merkley Co-Sponsors Bill to Close ‘Slavery Loophole’ in 13th Amendment

Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) introduced the Abolition Amendment, which would strike the “punishment clause” of the 13th Amendment and abolish forced prison labor. “That amendment is known, when we are in high school, as the amendment that ended slavery in America,” Merkley said during a press conference Monday. […]