U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry have both introduced bills recently to prevent payments to those forcibly sterilized in eugenics programs from causing victims to lose federal government benefits.
"The implementation of state-run eugenics and sterilization programs represent a dark and shameful chapter in our nation's history, "Tillis said in a statement. "Federal laws can unintentionally punish victims who receive eugenics compensation by preventing them from receiving federal benefits. The bipartisan legislation introduced will ensure that will not happen."
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