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House Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
The House passed the sweeping police overhaul bill, aimed at combating racial bias and excessive use of force, by a vote of 236 to 181. The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
“The Justice in Policing Act establishes a bold, transformative vision of policing in America. Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis — the slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer. The world is witnessing the birth of a new movement in our country. This movement has now spread to many nations around the world, with thousands marching to register their horror at hearing the cry, ‘I can’t breathe.’” “When I looked at George Floyd’s brother in the eye and told him that George would not have died in vain, I meant it. To those on the other side of the aisle, I believe you meant it too. But there’s questions that arise. Did you work in good faith across the aisle, or did you choose to go it alone? Did you choose to make a point rather than make a difference?” “The yeas are 236. The nays are 181. The bill is passed.” [cheering]
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