Business Roundtable Welcomes House Action on Policing Reform, Calls on Lawmakers to ‘Find Common Ground’ on Bipartisan Legislation

March 3rd, 2021

Washington - Business Roundtable today issued the following statement welcoming House action on policing reform after passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. To promote bipartisan, bicameral consensus on key policing issues, the Roundtable called on lawmakers to work together to resolve policy differences and pass policing reform legislation this year.

“Since George Floyd’s killing, we’ve heard the demand for policing reform from our employees, our customers and our communities. As business leaders, we’ve committed to working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to build consensus around meaningful, bipartisan policing legislation to pass into law,” said Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO of Eaton and Chair of the Business Roundtable Racial Equity and Justice, Subcommittee on Equitable Justice. “We welcome House action to advance this important issue and urge lawmakers of both parties in both chambers to work together to find common ground on bipartisan policing reform legislation.” 

Business Roundtable last week welcomed introduction of policing reform legislation. The Roundtable last July released a set of recommendations on policing reform around fundamental issues, including community engagement, data collection and transparency, accountability, minimum national policing standards and training.