Pelosi to Unveil Sweeping Police Reform Bill Next Week
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil a sweeping police reform bill next week, her announcement coming just hours after the top House Republican signaled Thursday that he is open to working with Democrats, raising new hopes for a bipartisan congressional response to the killing of George Floyd and the national upheaval that followed.
“We want to see this as a time where we can go forward in a very drastic way. Not incrementally but in an important way to address those problems,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday, adding that the caucus would release a comprehensive package to deal with the use of excessive force and racial profiling in police forces nationwide.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he has been having discussions with his members — as well as Democrats — about tackling legislation to curb police brutality. Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last week, sparking a wave of protests around the nation demanding justice and racial equality.
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