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The House late Wednesday night gave the green light to the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in a 220-212 vote.
The vote was initially scheduled to happen Thursday but was moved up due to a potential threat to the Capitol related to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), who represents the Minnesota district where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police last May, served as Speaker pro tempore during the floor debate over the legislation.
Today, 10 months after George Floyd’s murder, I had the honor to preside over debate and call the vote ahead of passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
We have an opportunity to address centuries of brutality. Let’s seize it. pic.twitter.com/u4wgvbIRFz
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 4, 2021
The report states that the bill would revise national policing standards on several levels, including the following:
Racial profiling at every level of law enforcement would be prohibited; chokeholds, carotid holds and no-knock warrants would be banned at the federal level; qualified immunity for officers would be overhauled and a national police misconduct registry would be created so officers who were fired for such discretions could not be hired by another police department.
If police departments do not comply with the new rules, federal funding would be stripped from the department.
The report notes that the bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where several Republicans are slamming it. No Republicans in the House voted for it, and two Democrats, Reps. Jared Golden (Maine) and Ron Kind (Wis.), voted against it.
Rep. Steve Scalise tweeted Wednesday night, “BREAKING NEWS. Pelosi’s Democrats just voted to defund police departments across the country.”
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
Pelosi’s Democrats just voted to defund police departments across the country.
RT if you #BackTheBlue.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 4, 2021
GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy also tweeted, “BREAKING —> Democrats just voted to defund the police. The unfunded mandates in their bill, H.R. 1280, would cost police departments hundreds of millions of dollars—the equivalent of taking 3,000 cops or more off the streets. Our men and women in uniform deserve better.”
🚨 BREAKING —> Democrats just voted to defund the police.
The unfunded mandates in their bill, H.R. 1280, would cost police departments hundreds of millions of dollars—the equivalent of taking 3,000 cops or more off the streets. Our men and women in uniform deserve better.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 4, 2021
Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) gave a fiery speech from the House floor in opposition to the bill.
This is what I said when the Democrats gaveled me down.
If you agree, LIKE and SHARE. We cannot let this bill pass. It’s life or death for our men and women in blue. To those at home, I will ALWAYS back the blue. I’ve got your six, especially when the Democrats don’t. pic.twitter.com/NxIwr1O5UP
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) March 4, 2021
Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) also spoke out in opposition to the bill:
I spent the week talking with law enforcement officials in my district – here’s what they had to say about #HR1280:
“This will destroy public safety.”
“We haven’t done anything to earn this type of distrust.”
“This will push good law enforcement out of the business.” pic.twitter.com/ABDXa47rL0
— Rep. Burgess Owens (@RepBurgessOwens) March 3, 2021
Don’t let Democrats fool you. H.R. 1280 defunds the police.
Why won’t Democrats keep your neighborhood safe? pic.twitter.com/4I7aNV8L3X
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) March 4, 2021
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