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DelBene Statement on House Passage of National Policing Reform Bill

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Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 | comments

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and the urgent need for national policing reform in America.

“We as a nation must reckon with how our institutions continue to sustain generations-old inequality and racism. Black Americans face disproportionate violence and too often, this violence is at the hands of police. Through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, we start the process of reimagining policing to protect all Americans through comprehensive and bold reforms. This critical legislation will ban chokeholds, increase accountability and transparency, and serve as a key first step in ending police brutality.”

A summary of the bill can be found here.

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