Congressman Stauber Reintroduces Police Reform Legislation
On Monday, February 1, 2021, the police reform legislation, the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act was reintroduced by Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08). Read the official press release below.
The JUSTICE Act will help create a more unified nation by rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), a former police officer of over twenty years, reintroduced his police reform legislation called the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This legislation will fund better training for police officers, increase the number of body cameras, and provide important grants to police departments to help implement community policing best practices.
Of the JUSTICE Act, Congressman Stauber stated, “While I am proud to reintroduce the JUSTICE Act, legislation that offers pragmatic solutions to enact change in police departments nationwide, I am disappointed this legislation was not passed last Congress. Instead, Democrats continuously blocked my efforts to bring it to the House Floor, even though an overwhelming majority of the provisions included in the JUSTICE Act received bipartisan support in the past.”
“As the American people continue to grapple with an economic crisis and complex social issues, they are desperately calling for their leaders to work together and put forward commonsense solutions that will unify and move this nation forward. The JUSTICE Act would do just that, so I hope Congressional Democrats finally abandon partisanship and help pass this critical piece of legislation.”
During the 116th Congress, Congressman Stauber led bipartisan police reform efforts in the House of Representatives by introducing the JUSTICE Act. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) led this legislation in the Senate.
Stauber’s police reform efforts were blocked by House Democrats three times last Congress. Learn more here.