Bipartisan Legislators Discuss Police Reform Bill

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act already passed the House.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reported that Senators Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, Dick Durbin, and Cory Booker, along with Representative Karen Bass have been tasked with reaching a consensus on a policing bill.

Senator Scott told reporters that the group of lawmakers would be meeting Thursday, but that he did not expect anything to be announced until the second week of May.

Legislation named for George Floyd has passed the House but has not yet been taken up by the Senate, where it faces steep odds of receiving the bipartisan support it would need to pass the upper chamber.

Police unions have opposed changes made in the House bill to qualified immunity, which they say will further open the door to lawsuits alleging excessive force.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the members of Congress working on reforms in law enforcement.
  • For wisdom for the Senators and Representatives as they consider qualified immunity.
  • For law enforcement and peace officers who serve in harm’s way each day.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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