Huizenga Cosponsors Police Reform Legislation
Washington, June 18, 2020
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced his support and cosponsorship of police reform legislation known as the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and is the companion bill to legislation introduced yesterday by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in the United States Senate.
“The JUSTICE Act takes proactive measures to enhance training, strengthen accountability, and increase transparency,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “The vast majority of law enforcement officials serve their community with dignity, respect, and professionalism. The JUSTICE Act provides substantive reforms that will help rebuild trust between our communities and police.”
"In order to make real progress on public safety we will need to restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve,” said Congressman Pete Stauber. “We must work to increase transparency and accountability within policing. The JUSTICE Act will do just that.”
“Now is the time for reform,” Senator Tim Scott said. “The murder of George Floyd and its aftermath made clear from sea to shining sea that action must be taken to rebuild lost trust between communities of color and law enforcement. The JUSTICE Act takes smart, commonsense steps to address these issues, from ending the use of chokeholds and increasing the use of body worn cameras, to providing more resources for police departments to better train officers and make stronger hiring decisions. I want to thank Leader McConnell and the entire task force not just for their hard work on putting this bill together, but for their commitment to finding real solutions.”
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