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Tim Scott sets new July goal for Senate to pass police reform bill

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Axios on Tuesday that he hopes the Senate will pass a bipartisan police reform bill by the end of the month — setting a new deadline in the broader fight to massively overhaul the nation's policing.

Why it matters: Scott has been leading negotiations on a bipartisan deal for months, with the effort getting new legs in the wake of Derek Chauvin's murder trial. But the pressure to turn talks into legislation that can pass both chambers of Congress continues to be an uphill battle — and time is of the essence if lawmakers want to get a deal done before August recess.

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