H. RES. 1115
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 13, 2022
Mr. Johnson of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Timmons, Mr. Meuser, Mr. McKinley, and Mr. Newhouse) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
Requiring each Member of the House of Representatives to serve one shift in a passenger seat of a law enforcement vehicle observing the work day of a local law enforcement officer once each session of the Congress, and for other purposes.
Whereas the House of Representatives stands in solidarity with law enforcement officers at the Federal, State, and local levels;
Whereas in 2021, 346 law enforcement officers were shot in the line of duty and of such officers 63 died;
Whereas in 2021, there were 103 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers, which was a 115 percent increase from 2020;
Whereas in 2021—
12 major cities of the United States had the highest number of annual homicides in the history of each such city;
Chicago had the highest number of homicides in the city in the past 25 years;
Los Angeles had the highest number of homicides in the city in the past 15 years; and
New York City had the highest number of homicides in the city in the past 10 years;
Whereas from 2020 to 2021, there was a—
14 percent increase in the number of homicides committed in the District of Columbia; and
13 percent increase in the number of homicides committed in Philadelphia;
Whereas Members of Congress called for defunding law enforcement departments;
Whereas, District Attorneys in a number of the largest cities in the United States refuse to prosecute violent crimes; and
Whereas law enforcement departments across the United States are struggling to hire and retain law enforcement officers: Now, therefore, be it
This resolution may be cited as the
Congress Observing Police Service Resolution or the
Requirement for Members of the House of Representatives to participate in one ride-along each session of Congress
Each sitting Member of the House of Representatives shall participate in one ride-along each session of the Congress.
The Committee on House Administration shall promulgate regulations to carry out this Resolution, including regulations—
waiving the application of subsection (a) for any Member who is physically incapable of participating in a ride-along; and
requiring such Committee to maintain a readily available, public list that identifies whether a Member completed such ride-along for each session of the Congress.
If the Committee on Ethics determines that a Member has not satisfied the requirement under subsection (a) for the previous session of the Congress and such requirement has not been waived pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (b), the Committee shall fine such Member $200.
In this section:
ride-along means an arrangement for a Member of the House of Representatives to serve one shift in a passenger seat of a law enforcement vehicle observing the work day of a local law enforcement officer in the respective congressional district of such Member.
Member of the House of Representatives
Member of the House of Representatives includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.