Womack Statement on House Justice Reform Legislation
Washington, DC—June 25, 2020….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House’s vote on partisan police reform legislation. Womack believes that members must seek common ground to enact meaningful change. He is urging a vote on the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, which includes bipartisan measures and is focused on enhancing law enforcement transparency, accountability, and training:
“This week, Congress missed an opportunity to come together and deliver impactful reform. Just one day after a majority of Democrats voted to block the JUSTICE Act from moving to the Senate floor for debate, Speaker Pelosi advanced a partisan bill that rejected Republican input every step of the way. Instead of working to heal and rebuild, political expediency has once again been placed ahead of meaningful change. There is room for bipartisan consensus on reform, and it is critical that we come together to find it. So, let us recognize the choice in front of us – we can continue this political exercise that ends in failure, or we can try to rise to the task ahead of us.”
Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense and transportation, housing and urban development subcommittees.
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