Congressman Fred Keller supports bill to hold rioters accountable, protect law enforcement

September 18, 2020
Press Release
Says legislation aims to restore law and order in America


Washington – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) once again showed his resounding commitment to restoring law and order in the United States, becoming an original cosponsor of the Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH).


Across the United States, liberal mayors and governors have demonstrated they are either unwilling or unable to control the lawlessness and violent mobs taking over our streets, attacking police, and destroying property.


This bill revokes federal aid, including coronavirus emergency funding, to cities and states that do not prosecute individuals who were arrested for riot-related crimes.


Recently, Congressman Keller co-sponsored H.R. 7632, the Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act, legislation that prohibits a state or local government from receiving certain grant money if they defund the police.


On the passage of the Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020, Congressman Keller made the following statement:


“I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this important legislation to address the unchecked lawlessness in our streets and stand up for the men and women in law enforcement who are called to carry out thankless job, risking their lives on a daily basis in the service and protection of our communities. This bill will hold Democratic-run cities accountable so they can no longer stand idly by as our police officers are victimized and attacked by violent protestors.”