Chokehold ban leads list of police reform legislation poised to advance in Congress

House and Senate lawmakers are planning legislation to respond to police killings and their disproportionate impact on black people beginning with House consideration on a ban on the police chokehold.

House lawmakers are working remotely under a new rule allowing virtual committee business and proxy voting, but they are planning to begin moving at least one bill this month that would address police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

A top Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner the House will soon advance legislation in the Judiciary Committee to ban police from
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