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H.Res. 1115 (117th): COPS Resolution

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About the resolution

It might be the best way to view law enforcement doing their thing, ever since Fox canceled the long-running reality show Cops in 2020.


Crime and homicide rates rose in both 2020 and 2021, although the rates still remain near record-lows in a historical context. Republicans often accuse Democrats of being “soft on crime” with their policies, or failing to appreciate the bravery and heroism of law enforcement, with the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party calling to “Defund the police.”

Now, one House Republican has an idea which he hopes will get his colleagues to more viscerally appreciate his perspective on the issue.

What the resolution does

The COPS (Congress Observing Police Service) Resolution, would require that every member of the House participate …

Sponsor and status

Bill Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2022
Length: 4 pages
May 13, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 13, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)



May 13, 2022

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

H.Res. 1115 (117th) was 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. 1115. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This simple resolution 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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