Some Democrats Eager to Advance Police Funding, after Pelosi Delays Vote

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, delayed the vote on law enforcement bill to concentrate on passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, many pro-law enforcement Democrats are remaining silent, while some in the party are eager to advance the package, Fox News informed.

On Wednesday, Pelosi again delayed the police funding bill, which would have increased financing for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

After learning of the delay, Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, one of the congressmen working for the Invest to Protect Act, told Fox News Digital that he wants the House to take up law enforcement legislation as soon as possible.

In light of Pelosi’s decision to postpone the vote on the bill, Fox News Digital contacted a number of Democratic lawmakers who had backed the Invest to Protect Act.

Most people didn’t reply.

Pelosi stated last week in a news release that as discussions about reaching agreement for a comprehensive public safety package continue, their attention must be kept on passing the [Inflation Reduction Act].

She said that they applaud the work done by [Congressional Black Caucus] Chair Joyce Beatty and Members, together with Representatives Josh Gottheimer, Abigail Spanberger, and Tom O’Halleran, to push a package that is based on two of Democrats’ most valued values: justice and safety.

Prior to the police budget package being put to a vote, Pelosi stated that additional negotiations were required. She then praised the House Democrats’ progress on public safety measures, pointing to President Biden’s signing of the “historic gun violence prevention legislation.”

Several bipartisan proposals that have been introduced in the House, according to Pappas, “are in proposals that he supports, and he said the he will continue to advocate for these proposal to get to the floor for a vote soon.

Representatives Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, O’Halleran of Arizona, Gottheimer of New Jersey, and Sharice Davids of Kansas are among the vulnerable House Democrats who co-sponsored the police funding bill but who have yet to provide a statement to Fox News Digital regarding the delay.

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