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Simpson Backs Security for Supreme Court Justices’ Families

Simpson Backs Security for Supreme Court Justices’ Families

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in support of the Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022, legislation to authorize security protections for family members of Supreme Court justices, as is done with family members of other top government officials. 

S. 4160 was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and passed the Senate with unanimous consent on May 9, 2022 and the House of Representatives today by a vote of 396-27. Congressman Simpson is a cosponsor of the House companion legislation, H.R. 7705, which is identical to S. 4160.

“Recent, highly visible threats to Supreme Court justices and their families have underscored the unacceptable risk posed by today’s heightened political discourse. When individuals choose violence and threats to express their policy disagreements, we are all less safe. In the face of unsettling and ongoing threats to Supreme Court justices, this bill is essential to protect the families of justices as well as the overall rule of law in our country,” said Simpson. “Additionally, I am hopeful that all Americans will pause a moment to take stock of the way we talk about politics and to lower the temperature on divisive political rhetoric, remembering that our words and actions have very real consequences.”