During his remarks, Biden also emphasized the importance of helping victims of the aforementioned abuses. The president stated that because of legislation passed, the Crime Victims Fund will have more resources to assist folks harmed by human trafficking, child abuse, domestic abuse, and more.
Could more bipartisanship be on the way?
In a period where politics have become extremely polarizing, the support for the Crime Victims Fund leaves open a very obvious question. Could more bipartisan legislation be on the way?
The truth of the matter is that time will tell. For months, a group of bipartisan lawmakers have been working on a police reform bill; however, this bill still remains in the works as of right now.
GOP Sen. Tim Scott has expressed the need to get the police reform bill agreed upon within a reasonable timeframe. Sen. Scott warned weeks ago that if bipartisan police reform legislation isn’t agreed upon within a certain period, it simply won’t happen.
Meanwhile, the White House says President Biden would be more than eager to sign police reform into law.