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Police Reform: Senate Democrats block Republican proposal, House set to vote on Justice in Policing Act

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 24, 2020

Senate Democrats blocked the motion to proceed on Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) police reform legislation, the Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act (S. 3985), essentially filibustering the bill.

Democrats do not feel the JUSTICE Act goes far enough and want Republicans to negotiate a bipartisan solution for the Senate to vote on. In the meantime, the House is expected to pass the Justice in Policing Act June 25.

Andrea Edmiston, NAPO Director of Governmental Affairs, shared details on the JUSTICE Act legislation in an email to members below. She also shared the letter NAPO sent to all Members of Congress today regarding NAPO’s opposition to the Justice in Policing Act.

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