Congresswoman Karen Bass on the House’s plan for national police reform

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., talks with a reporter before the House Judiciary Committee markup on the Justice in Policing Act in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Sipa USA/POOL.

The House and Senate will meet to consider competing police reform bills next week. Both sides agree on several issues: police need more training, body cameras should be mandated, and lynching should be a federal crime. 

But the House of Representatives’ plan goes further than the Senate’s proposal. Congresswoman Karen Bass discusses the House plan, which would ban chokeholds nationwide and would make it harder for police officers to win civil suits based on qualified immunity.