Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill on Research to Eliminate Structural Racism, Police Violence
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 666) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide for public health research and investment into understanding and eliminating structural racism and police violence."
The bill was introduced on Feb. 1 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Nikema Williams, D-Ga., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Cori Bush, D-Mo., Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C.
The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
For more information, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 1108 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5111; or in district office at 1700 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02122.
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