skip to main content

H.R. 284: Require USCP to Utilize Body-Worn Cameras Act

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

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 …

Sponsor and status

Greg Stanton

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

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 12, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 12, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


12 Cosponsors (12 Democrats)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Committee

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 284 is 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 284 — 117th Congress: Require USCP to Utilize Body-Worn Cameras Act.” 2021. May 20, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.