US House Approves Police Reform Bill, But Issue Stalled Amid Partisan Standoff

House Democrats made good on their plans to respond to a national outcry for reform of the nation’s law enforcement departments, with the chamber approving wide-ranging efforts to overhaul the way police do their jobs.

The legislation’s prospects, however, are short-circuited by a lack of bipartisan consensus on an ultimate plan. Democrats developed their bill without GOP input, leaving Republicans to push their own counter proposal in the Senate. Without any efforts to work on a bipartisan compromise the issue is likely stalled, potentially until after the fall election.