Late Night Legislation: House Passes Voter Rights, Police Reform Acts

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Nala Williams, 8, looks up at a mural honoring George Floyd in the Third Ward, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Houston. Floyd, who grew up in the Third Ward, died after being restrained by Minneapolis Police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip
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Congress passed two major bills late in the evening on March 3.

The House approved H.R. 1, which is a government and elections reform bill to protect voter rights. The House also approved the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Two Democrats Jared Golden (D-ME) and Ron Kind (D-WI) joined all Republicans in voting against the bill.

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act bans choke holds and no-knock warrants in drug cases and reforms qualified immunity, making it easier to pursue claims against police officers in civil court.

Both bills go to the Senate where Democrats have a slim majority. However, there are concerns West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin will vote against both bills.

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