Today, House Democrats passed a package of bills that will boost public safety, fund policing, and give mental health professionals resources to serve communities. Republicans overwhelmingly voted against a package that:
Provides grants for police training and recruitment.
Equips mental health professionals with resources and funding to effectively respond to mental health crises.
Provides funding to enhance community violence intervention and prevention programs.
Makes investments in technology to help local investigators close unsolved cases, especially homicides.
Last year, Democrats signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which included $350 billion in support for state and local governments, including to fund police and first responders. Democrats also secured millions in appropriations for local police.
DCCC spokesperson Tommy Garcia:
“Unlike Republicans, House Democrats are fighting to protect communities and fund just policing. Republicans would rather spew hateful rhetoric and lie about Democrats’ record than work towards solutions.”