Democrats in the House have scheduled a session on Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee to vote on legislation dealing with police reform.
While Republicans have so far issued only bullet points and goals, Democrats last week rolled out the details of a 134 page bill, chock full of a variety of plans, including change to qualified immunity, and a national registry to list officers who have been tied to misconduct on the job.
"Our Justice in Policing Act gives the DOJ and state attorneys general more power to investigate entire police departments for patterns and practices of discrimination," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "No longer should police departments be able to evade accountability and consequence."
"Not only do we need police accountability, but we must bring an end to the pandemic of racism," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).
Meanwhile, some Democrats expressed concern this weekend that Republicans were talking about cutting a deal on police reform legislation - but would back off in the end.
"I hope I’m wrong, but we cannot allow Republicans to get the benefit of feinting towards real action and then doing nothing," said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).