“House approves sweeping police overhaul from Democrats, responding to national outcry over George Floyd's death.” — AP
The U.S. House of Representatives just got enough votes to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act to reform police practices and address institutional racism throughout America.
The vote was 236-181 along near party line, with Speaker Pelosi presiding.
Three Republicans Reps., Brian Fitz (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI), joined Democrats in voting Yes.
• Bans chokeholds
• Bans racial profiling
• Establishes a national registry
• Ends qualified immunity
• Restricts no-knock warrants
• Addresses the militarization of police departments
Now, the GOP-led Senate has to vote on it.
The House just passed the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicingAct to reform police practices & tackle systemic racism across America.
The Senate must take up the House’s historic reforms & move beyond half-measures.
Hear the cries to end police brutality & reimagine policing. pic.twitter.com/b1jWh01Vz7
— US Rep Kathy Castor (@USRepKCastor) June 26, 2020
236-181: House passes Democrats' police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, on a near party line vote with Speaker Pelosi presiding. 3 Republicans @RepBrianFitz (PA), @HurdOnTheHill (TX) and @RepFredUpton (MI) voted Yes. Bill now heads to Senate. pic.twitter.com/ul7IJmfZmx
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 26, 2020
NEW: Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice; and John Crawford, Jr., father of John Crawford III, released statement supporting the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act, legislation to hold police accountable + change the culture of law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/r5H7TfEVYt
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) June 26, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — House approves sweeping police overhaul from Democrats, responding to national outcry over George Floyd's death.
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) June 26, 2020
Democrats' police reform bill gets enough votes to pass in the House of Representatives pic.twitter.com/nrrWnpc3qh
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 26, 2020
H.R. 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by a vote of 236-181.
— House Press Gallery (@HouseDailyPress) June 26, 2020