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H.Res. 636: Directing the Committee on Ethics of the House of Representatives to carry out a pilot program under which the leadership of the House shall utilize body-worn cameras and ensure that the cameras are activated while carrying out official leadership business.

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Does this representative really want to make Congress a reality TV show, or is he just using the legislative process to make a rhetorical point?

Context

During the national conversation over police reform in recent years, but particularly since the summer 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, a major debate has focused on body-worn cameras for law enforcement in the hopes of reducing deadly encounters and police misconduct.

Since May 2020, six states — all blue states — have begun requiring their use by law enforcement statewide: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and New Mexico. (Plus one red state, South Carolina, which was the only state in the country to require it before May 2020.)

But the prospect of the cameras becoming a facial-recognition-enabled dragnet …

Sponsor and status

Paul Gosar

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Sep 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
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Introduced on Sep 14, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 14, 2021. 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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Sep 14, 2021
 
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H.Res. 636 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. 636. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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