Hill Votes Against House Democrats' Partisan Police Bill
Washington, D.C. , March 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
"In June of last year, I swiftly condemned the murder of George Floyd, which sparked an important discussion about police practices across the nation and in the halls of Congress. I was proud to co-sponsor Sen. Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act offering commonsense solutions and reforms, but it was blocked by Senate Democrats and never came to the Senate or House Floor for a vote," said Rep. Hill. "Tonight, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats passed the same partisan bill they pushed through the House last summer – with not a single Republican amendment allowed either time, and a far cry from bipartisanship and unity – especially on something as critical as the safety of our neighborhoods. This is another missed opportunity by House Democrats to work across the aisle to improve transparency and accountability in policing and restore Americans' faith in our justice system."