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H.R. 284 (117th): Require USCP to Utilize Body-Worn Cameras Act

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Most federal law enforcement have not adopted the practice, even though many state and local law enforcement have.


A mob of domestic terrorists attempted to seize the Capitol Building on January 6, resulting in five deaths. While more than half of state and local police currently wear body cameras, a percentage continually rising by the year, most federal law enforcement do not. The U.S. Capitol Police are not required to wear body cameras.

While most federal law enforcement bodies are controlled by either the Department of Justice or Homeland Security, the U.S. Capitol Police and its 2,300 officers are controlled by Congress itself.

While some videos indeed emerged from the attack, that was largely because so many journalists were there for the momentous occasion, as …

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Greg Stanton

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


12 Cosponsors (12 Democrats)



Jan 12, 2021

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H.R. 284 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 284. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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