Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, introduced by Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37). The bill takes bold steps in implementing policing reforms and holding police departments accountable while also providing a path for law enforcement to build back trust with the communities they serve. The legislation is identical to the version that was endorsed by the CHC and passed the House with unanimous Democratic support during the 116th Congress. Following the endorsement, CHC Chairman Raul Ruiz released the statement below.
“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus proudly endorses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” said Chairman Ruiz. “The issue of police brutality has impacted Black and Hispanic communities for years. The 2020 killing of George Floyd bore witness to the deadly consequences of the racially-targeted violent abuse our nation still faces. The Justice in Policing Act finally moves us closer to equal justice under the law and its passage is a necessary step to empower good policing, advance transparency and accountability, and protect civil rights.”
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.