Pelosi Puts Off Police Reform Until After August Recess

With the focus on passing the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is punting on police-reform legislation beyond the August recess.

Pelosi acknowledged the “conversations” between progressives and more moderate Democrats on the funding of law enforcement and efforts to increase accountability on police officers amid calls to ”defund the police” as a reason to hold off bringing legislation forward right now.

“This week, our focus must remain on passing the [Inflation Reduction Act], as conversations continue on finding consensus for a robust public safety package,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats on Wednesday.

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