House Sends SCOTUS Protection Bill to Biden

House Sends SCOTUS Protection Bill to Biden

Members of the House of Representatives voted to send a bill that would allow for the police protection of Justices and their families to President Biden’s desk last night.

S.4160 seeks to grant “the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police the authority to protect any member of the immediate family of the Chief Justice, any Associate Justice, or any officer of the Supreme Court if the Marshal determines that such protection is necessary.”

The House approved the bill by a vote of 396 – 27.

All Republicans voted in favor of the legislation, and the only opposition came from the following Democrats.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio

Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y.

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo.

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas

Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y.

Rep. Chuy Garcia, D-Ill.

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas

Rep. Joshua Gottheimer, D-N.J.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz.

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.

Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J.

Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J.

Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif.,

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J.

S.4160 was originally introduced in the Senate by Texas Senator early last month.

The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on May 9th.

If signed by the President, the Act would amend “title 40, United States Code, to grant the Supreme Court of the United States security-related authorities equivalent to the legislative and executive branches.”

The legislation comes at a time when conservative justices are facing harassment and threats to their lives over the impending decision in the Dobbs v Jackson WHO case, which could possibly overturn the federal precedent on abortion set by Roe v Wade in 1972, and would revert the decisions of whether or not to outlaw abortions back to individual states.

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