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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?
The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan which the #USSenate is currently considering.
Nine of the 12 House committees have approved legislation. This thread will summarize the major elements.
American Rescue Plan - Ways & Means $923B
👉$1,400 stimulus $422B
👉unemployment $246B
👉Tax Credit $143B
👉pension grants $58B
👉ACA 2021/2022 $45B
👉sick leave / retention credit $14B
👉COBRA coverage $8B
👉foreign subsidiaries $22B
👉Other policies $9B
American Rescue Plan - Oversight & Reform$350B
👉Provide money to state governments $195B
👉Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes $155B
👉Create paid #COVID19 leave for federal workers and other policies $0.4B
#CovidReliefBill
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Today’s indictment doesn’t do nearly enough to hold the officers accountable for Breonna Taylor’s killing—and it doesn’t come close to providing her family with the justice they deserve.

This indictment is proof that we need to immediately pass the #JusticeInPolicingAct.
I know so many of us are angry & heartbroken over this. Black lives *do* matter.

We must use our power at the ballot box, because the Attorney General who declared today that the shooting of Breonna Taylor was a justified use of deadly force derives his power FROM VOTERS.
If we organize—if we harness our fury to stay energized—we CAN keep individuals out of power who turn a blind eye to violent acts of police misconduct.

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. Now.
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Two years ago we learned about the death by suicide of Marco Antonio Muñoz, a father whose child was forcibly ripped out of his arms by Border Patrol agents in the early days of Trump's family separation policy.

Last week a court threw out most of his claims for relief. /1
This article paints a clear picture about how judicially-created immunity doctrines and statutory exemptions make it nearly impossible for a person (or their surviving relatives) to get justice. /2 themonitor.com/2020/07/03/jud…
Muñoz sued the US, because it was the official government policy of separating families like his that led to his death.

The claim was dismissed b/c the family separation policy and the separation itself were acts of discretion.

Dismissed because the US *chose* to do this. /3
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"This is really not about the president taking it down this is about the judgment of the president putting it up. It’s about what the president believes and it's time for the country to face that." --@Sifill_LDF
"Even if the Vice President had said Black Lives Matter it would be hollow and I wouldn't believe it. He is the Vice President of the United States..and [he] should be judged by [his] actions and what [he does]." --@Sifill_LDF
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I’m thinking of leaders in our community who have marched against racism and police brutality many times throughout their lives, and the pain and exhaustion they expressed to me in feeling those calls have gone unheard.

As leaders, it’s our job to hear people on the ground.
The House's passage of the George Floyd #JusticeinPolicingAct is a significant step forward in changing the culture of policing, and improving the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
While this bill marks the first comprehensive policing reform legislation to pass the U.S. House, it by no means represents the end of our work to address racism and inequality.

I hope that the Senate meets the moment and that we get to negotiating meaningful reform into law.
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Today @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy is again condemning Speaker Pelosi for saying Republicans are “trying to get away with murder-the murder of #GeorgeFloyd#NexstarDC Image
“Thankfully the President took executive action.” GOP Leader McCarthy pretty fired up about Democrats blocking the Republican #PoliceReform bill in the Senate #NexstarDC
Leader McCarthy says the Democrats bill, as written, isn’t going anywhere in the Republican led Senate. He wants to see a conference committee make changes #JusticeInPolicingAct #PoliceReform #nexstarDC Image
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Just as it took news camera footage of the violence to spark the civil rights movement...now the world knows about the private ritual in African American households known as “the talk” -Congresswoman @KarenBassTweets Image
The #JusticeinPolicing Act is a human rights bill for all Americans -@KarenBassTweets, she says Tamir Rice would’ve been alive today had this bill been law #NexstarDC Image
Today with the #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeInPolicingAct will fundamentally transform the culture of policing to address systemic racism -@SpeakerPelosi Image
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Senator @KamalaHarris this morning was about as passionate as we've seen anyone on the Senate Floor on #PoliceReform; She says the Republican bill is "lip-service", she's pushing the Senate to take up Dems' House bill #JusticeinPolicingAct #NexstarDC
The Republican bill is “fundamentally and irrevocably flawed...it’s a cul de sac.” Senator Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris leading the opposition to Republican #PoliceReform measures #NexstarDC Image
“Start with something bipartisan... craft a bill that can actually pass the Senate.” -@SenSchumer Image
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This week, I was proud to cosponsor the #JusticeInPolicingAct. This is the most far reaching attempt in decades to reform policing in America and to rebuild trust between police and the communities they are sworn to protect. It is long overdue.
Our bill would:

- Ban racial profiling
- Ban chokeholds & require body cams
- Empower the Justice Department to investigate & correct police misconduct
- Make it easier to hold abusive officers accountable, and, if they're fired, to keep them from getting rehired elsewhere.
The bill places strict limits on transfers of military equipment to law enforcement. I want local cops look like cops, not like the 82nd Airborne parachuting into a war zone. I will also fight for additional safeguards against enlisting the military to police dissent.
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Today, #GeorgetownLaw Professor Paul Butler is testifying at @HouseJudiciary's hearing on the #JusticeinPolicingAct.

@LawProfButler is a former prosecutor, #RacialJustice scholar and author of "Chokehold: Policing Black Men."

Thread on his powerful opening statement (1/10):
"There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between black people and the police," @LawProfButler tells @HouseJudiciary. (2/10)
"The main problem is not bad apple cops. Officers have difficult jobs & many serve with honor and valor. Still almost every objective investigation of a police department finds that police as policy treat African Americans with contempt,” @LawProfButler to @HouseJudiciary.(3/10)
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The @HouseJudiciary Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability has begun. Watch it live: bit.ly/3cOTIwK Image
"I couldn't take care of George that day he was killed, but maybe by speaking with you today, I can make sure his death will not be in vain...make sure that he's...more than another name on a list that won't stop growing."--Philonise Floyd, Brother of George Floyd
"The man who took his life, who suffocated him for eight minutes and 46 seconds--he still called him "Sir" as he begged for his life. I can't tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that."--Philonise Floyd
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Congress can no longer be a bystander to the racism & police brutality that is endemic in our country. I’m proud to join @SenKamalaHarris & @SenBooker in introducing the #JusticeInPolicingAct. Legislation that will start to create greater accountability & transparency.
More than better training & tough screening, this legislation will ban choke holds & require intervention to stop excessive force by fellow officers.
This weekend I heard protesters chanting “no lives matter, until Black Lives Matter.” They are right. I won’t stop fighting until justice & actively anti-racist polices are achieved.
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The Justice in Policing Act establishes a Bold transformative vision of Policing in America. Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what we saw on the streets in Minnesota. The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer.
The world is witnessing the birth of a new movement in our country. This movement has now spread to many nations around the world, with thousands marching to register their horror at hearing the cry “I can’t breathe.”
People marching to demand not just change but transformative change that ends police brutality, that ends racial profiling and ends the practice of denying Americans the ability to sue when they have been injured, that denies local jurisdictions the power to fire or prosecute.
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After a week of #GeorgeFloydProtests Democrat leadership from the House/Senate will roll out their package of #policereform bills this morning. Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer and members of the Congressional Black Caucus will address reporters in a few min #NexstarDC Image
Lawmakers lining up, preparing to speak about #policereform package. Waiting on leadership #NexstarDC Image
Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, leads off on #policeReform Package #NexstarDC
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