The National Motorists Association joined nearly two dozen civil liberties organizations in urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to adopt amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill that would curtail the authorization of law enforcement to seize property from citizens who have not even been charged with a crime.

The House considered similar amendments in the 2017 appropriations cycle including one sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI, 7th District) that was approved unanimously to block adoptive forfeiture practices but did not pass in the Senate.

The July 26, 2018 letter: