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Houlahan Votes to Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. She is an original cosponsor of the legislation.

“I was proud to once again cosponsor and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” said Houlahan. “This legislation marks an important and historic step towards addressing racism in our criminal justice system. 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 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:

·       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;

·       Provides resources to improve and support police officer training; and

·       Establishes new standards for policing.

Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee.

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