Washington – Business Roundtable today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020:
“Business Roundtable CEOs, representing companies with more than 15 million employees, stand with the millions of Americans who want significant policing reform signed into law. Good faith efforts toward reform are being made on both sides of the aisle, with resolution possible only in negotiation between the House and the Senate. Today’s important House action moves the process forward. Business Roundtable urges the Senate to resume efforts to debate Senator Scott’s proposals, with a goal of passing legislation that can enable negotiations with the House.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to work with both chambers and both parties to enact legislation that will make a meaningful difference in addressing systemic injustices and restoring trust between police and Black Americans.
“The country has a historic opportunity to address longstanding policing issues. Business Roundtable will continue to advocate with urgency for significant policing reform and will work with Congress to move bipartisan legislation that can be signed into law.”