Congressman Cohen Returns to Washington for Justice in Policing Act

June 16, 2020
Press Release
Will also markup major transportation spending bill

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) a senior member of both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will return to Washington on Wednesday to participate in the markup of two major legislative initiatives.

In the Judiciary Committee, where Congressman Cohen serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, he will consider the Justice in Policing Act. The bill incorporates his National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act (H.R. 119), the Police CAMERA Act (H.R. 120), and Police Training and Independent Review Act (H.R. 125). Congressman Cohen has sponsored these bills for several years.

In the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he will participate in the markup of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. The bill incorporates his bill, H.R. 1400, the Horse Transportation Safety Act, in its entirety in addition to elements of his H.R. 1511, the Stop Underrides Act, H.R. 3959, the School Bus Safety Act, H.R. 3663, and the Complete Streets Act.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Much of the country is, and should be, following social distancing protocols and staying away from crowds. I’m returning to Washington because these critical bills must be debated, amended, and eventually brought to the floor for a vote. Advancing these critical measures addresses the policing reforms the people are in the streets demanding and makes a major investment in our transportation and safety needs. I anticipate significant progress this week in the work of both of my committees.”

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