Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Cosponsors JUSTICE Act on Policing Reform

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Jun 18, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after joining as an original cosponsor of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act introduced today in the House.  The Senate version was introduced yesterday by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

Congressman Byrne said: “Equal justice for all is a core American value.  There are things we can do at the Federal level to help assure that equal justice is applied throughout our country.  I am disappointed that the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives made no effort to include Republicans in drafting their bill to address law enforcement reform.  The only way we can pass such a bill through both houses and send it to the President to become law is through a truly bipartisan effort.  I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the House version of Senator Scott’s bill and stand ready to work with my Democrat colleagues to pass meaningful reform.”

The Justice Act provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability, and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities.  A full summary of the Justice Act can be found here.  Earlier this week, Byrne wrote about the need for appropriate and reasonable policing reform.