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H.Res. 988: Condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.

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Ayanna Pressley

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 5 pages
Jun 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 1, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 1, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Pressley, Senator Warren Formally Introduce Legislation to Hold Police & Correctional Officers Accountable for Denying Medical Care to People in Custody
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Jun 19, 2020

DeLauro Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020
    — Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 9, 2020

Bustos Statement on Justice in Policing Act of 2020
    — Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

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Jun 1, 2020

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H.Res. 988 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 988. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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