MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER
Every family wants a safe, healthy, and prosperous community to call home, that’s for certain. Fred will continue to work with his federal, state, and local partners to create safer communities for all Americans.
Fred supports common sense law enforcement reform, having voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and cosponsoring the JUSTICE Act. Fred is also part of a bipartisan task force within the Problem Solvers Caucus to find consensus on a plan that could advance through the Congress and be signed by the President.
Fred is also opposed to efforts to Defund the Police. There are common-sense steps we can take to improve policing in our communities, but law enforcement serves in an important role in protecting our neighborhoods. Law enforcement needs resources for better pay, training, and equipment, like body cameras, to help them do their jobs and keep our communities safe. At the same time, we need to look at ways to enhance critical community services like mental health, youth development, housing, and education.