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Demings is co-sponsoring the bill and she explained some of the reasons behind her support of it this week.
Increasingly in the national spotlight as a potential running for former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., opened up about several topics including...
Increasingly in the national spotlight as a potential running for former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., opened up about several topics including her childhood in Jacksonville and reforming the police in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
On Thursday, Demings and U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., both members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), wrote U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe about the possibility that foreign powers could be looking to help divide the U.S. during the protests which have grown more prominent after the death of George Floyd through false information and other efforts.
Demings, who served more than a quarter of a century in law enforcement including rising to chief of the Orlando Police Department, is one of the cosponsors of the “Justice in Policing Act” that congressional Democrats are pushing.
Last week, “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics ranked the possible candidates to be Biden’s understudy and Demings came in second, behind only U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., while U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s, D-Minn., chances fade after the national attention paid to police policies after George Floyd’s death garnered national attention and protests.
Demings, who sits on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, showcased the bill on Friday and noted that more than 500 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have already tested positive for coronavirus and five of them have died due to it.
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., led a letter to Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz, asking for a congressional briefing on how the state will plan for hurricane season during the coronavirus pandemic.
“With the identity of the Democratic standard-bearer unknown, Mr. Schumer has begun to ponder ways of uniting the party behind whoever that person might be: The Senate leader is particularly focused on the idea of nominating an African-American woman for vice president, mulling names like Senator Kamala Harris of California, Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Representative Val Demings of Florida, according to people who have spoken with Mr. Schumer,” the Times reported.
This week on Capitol Hill, two members of the Florida delegation with backgrounds in law enforcement unveiled a proposal to help “better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)