Bass says the goal is to have some language for the bill decided “by the time we hit the anniversary of George Floyd’s death,” on May 25. Her House bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed the House without any Republican support in March.
Any legislation in the Senate will need 60 votes but unlike some other hot button issues, Democrats have what they consider an “honest broker” of a partner in Scott whose opinion and work on this carries a lot of weight with Senate Republican leadership.
According to a source familiar with the conversations, Scott has been talking with other Senate Republicans about the ongoing bipartisan conversations he’s been having and, the source says, his fellow members have been supportive.
Scott told CNN April 12 that progress is being made. “I think we’re making progress on the parameters, we’ll see,” Scott said at the time.
Over the weekend, Bass also acknowledged the uphill climb for passing policing legislation through both chambers of Congress.
“It’s one thing to pass a legislation in the House,” Bass told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “It’s a super hurdle to get it passed in the Senate.”
CNN’s Daniella Diaz and Morgan Rimmer contributed to this report.Checkout latest world news below links :
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