Prevent and punish the misconduct of police: The House passed a bill on Wednesday, 220-212, (HR 1280) that would establish federal rules and guidelines for policing practices at all levels of government. In addition to addressing the misconduct of federal agents, the bill would use the high levels of police funding in federal programs to induce state and local reforms. The bill would ban chokeholds, non-intervention drug warrants, and racial and religious profiling; require officers to wear body cameras; end the “qualified immunity” protection for abusive agents; extend the oversight of the Ministry of Justice of local departments in difficulty; making lynching a federal crime; lowering the standard of proof of criminal intent in federal misconduct prosecutions; and establish a public misconduct registry to prevent disciplined officers from being rehired. A positive vote was to send the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to the Senate.
Approving $ 1.9 trillion in virus relief: By voting 50 for and 49 against, the Senate on March 6 approved a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief program (HR 1319) that would increase allocations unemployment of $ 300 per week from March 14 to September 6; make payments of $ 1,400 per person to individuals with incomes up to $ 75,000, lone parents earning up to $ 112,500 and couples up to $ 150,000; increase the child tax credit to reduce child poverty by almost half; hand over $ 350 billion to state, county, city, tribal and territory governments; establish a $ 25 billion …
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