Perry Calls for Bipartisan Police Reform Legislation
Washington, June 25, 2020
U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10) offered the following statement after the House vote on H.R. 7120 – the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
“The murder of George Floyd devastated our Nation and united us in our heartbreak, anger, and desire to address police misconduct. Americans across the political spectrum are looking to Congress for leadership and action – and we have a real opportunity to enact bipartisan, common sense policies to promote safe policing and safe communities. We can put systems in place to increase or improve police transparency, accountability, and training, while also ensuring that our law enforcement has the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. I support these ideas and became an original co-sponsor of the JUSTICE Act offered by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC),” said Congressman Perry. “Unfortunately, at a time when the American People are looking to Congress for solutions and meaningful change, they’ve been let down; for the second straight day, Washington Democrats refused to work across the aisle – robbing us of the opportunity to pass bipartisan, meaningful police reform legislation. Instead of working together, House Democrats voted to pass a bill today that would make our communities less safe and hinder the ability of law enforcement to effectively serve our communities. President Trump and Republicans in Congress want to deliver the reforms demanded by the American People. I’m ready and eager to work with the Democrats on a serious reform bill but, unfortunately, H.R. 7120 isn’t it. I cannot support and our citizens do not want a partisan proposal that undermines safety and fails to bring about necessary reforms.”