House Democrats Vote to Nationalize Local Police Departments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, House Democrats voted to pass H.R. 7120, their attempt to nationalize state and local police departments across the nation. Congressman Biggs voted against this legislation and issued the following statement:
“The radical left has expedited their mission to dismantle local police departments by fomenting violence across our nation. Tonight, Speaker Pelosi and her cohort of House Democrats assisted with these designs by passing a bill that would nationalize state and local police agencies and undermine the good work that the vast majority of peace officers perform in our communities. These efforts are dangerous for the future of our freedoms and our safety.
“If local police departments need reforms, communities should make tweaks as needed. Congress has no constitutional authority to interfere with the mechanisms of state and local police agencies. If this bill were to become law, Americans would see fewer officers on the streets, less enforcement of laws, and more anarchy from emboldened criminals. If this bill were to become law, more Americans would enjoy less freedom and security. We must not allow the radical left to undermine, dismantle, and defund our police agencies. All Americans should stand for the rule of law and for all of the members of law enforcement who faithfully uphold their oaths.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.