Gardner Statement on the JUSTICE Act

Partisan loyalists block debate and consideration of the police reform bill from moving forward

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after partisan loyalists blocked the motion to proceed to S. 3985, the JUSTICE Act, which Gardner is cosponsoring.

“Our country is having a nationwide discussion about police reform and equality, and we have a serious, substantive proposal before the Senate. But partisan loyalists would apparently prefer to preserve a political issue than deliver real solutions, and it’s shameful that they would block the Senate from even considering the JUSTICE Act. To be afraid to even debate or offer amendments on this measure shows that they are more interested in politics than results,” said Senator Gardner. “This legislation would improve law enforcement with transparency, accountability, and commonsense reforms. The default of partisan politics is not acceptable at this time in our country’s history – we must take action, because this has been avoided for far too long in our country.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.