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Houlahan Votes To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Of 2020

Washington, June 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, of which she is a cosponsor.

“Today’s passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a culmination of decades-long activism by Black leaders, activists, and elected representatives,” said Houlahan.

“It was a privilege to cosponsor and help pass this bill in the United States House of Representatives. For too long, Black lives have been lost to police brutality. Today, we take an important step towards combating the systemic racism in our criminal justice system.

“The road to full equality is still long, and we must continue the hard, but necessary work of dismantling systemic racism in our country.”

 

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020:

  • Bans chokeholds;
  • Stops no-knock warrants in drug cases;
  • Ends the qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding police officers accountable for wrongful conduct;
  • Combats racial profiling;
  • Mandates data collection, including body cameras and dashboard cameras; and
  • Establishes new standards for policing.