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DeLauro Remarks on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

June 25, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) spoke on the House Floor in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. A video of her speech can be found here, and below are her remarks as delivered:

DeLauro on the Justice in Policing Act

I am proud, Madam Speaker, to stand with members of the House and Senate Leadership and members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the legislation. This legislation is a timely, critical, bold, and transformative start to addressing the issues millions of Americans have been protesting about. I believe we also need to reorganize funding activities for law enforcement in a way that works to bring police and communities closer together, not further apart. We must also change our laws to enable swift action to prosecute misconduct by police officers, improve training and transparency, and create a national use of force standard for police who are charged to protect and serve our communities all of which are included in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

We owe it to those who have died and those who have honored them. So, let us vote yes, and let us vote to continue working on these critical issues.