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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Recent police controversies across the country have Indiana leaders asking what can be done to restore trust between the community and the police.
It's part of a new â€˜law enforcement task forceâ€™ established by Indiana congressman Luke Messer after several recent incidents in the news.
WASHINGTON â€“ Incidents like the police-shooting death of a teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and the death of an unarmed man put inÂ a choke hold by a New York officerÂ affect the public's relationship with law enforcement even in far-away communities like Richmond, Ind., Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa told members of Congress on Tuesday.
Republicans have, for the most part, avoided one of the thorniest debates roiling the country in recent months: How does the United States begin to address the crisis ofÂ people, often minorities, being killed in violent encounters with police?
Now, 11Â House GOP lawmakers think itâ€™sÂ time Republicans enter the fray.
The U.S. House Republican Policy Committee, under the direction of Indiana congressman Luke Messer, recently held a hearing titled “Millennials and the GOP: Learning from America’s Emerging Leaders to Shape Tomorrow’s Republican Agenda.”
She’s been mistaken for an intern, teased by Paul Ryan for not knowing what “Magnavox” is, and she was a fan of ’90s pop: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), 30, is the voice of Republican millennials.
Stefanik on Tuesday began her duty as chairwoman for the first hearing of the Republican Policy Committee’s Taskforce on Millennials.
The Rayburn Building room hosting the House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday on “Millennials and the GOP” was fittingly filled with a young audience that documented the event with Snapchat and iPhone photos — though one used a BlackBerry.
House Republican leaders are turning to the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Rep. Elise Stefanik, to help them try to appeal to millennials in the 2016 elections.
The youngest woman ever elected to Congress wants to introduce her fellow Republicans to a positive, radically disruptive force in politics: her generation.
Who do House Republican leaders call when the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill is on thin ice and the partyâ€™s susceptibleÂ to critiques it doesnâ€™t care about police-civilian clashes occurring nationwide?
They call the sheriff.
Republicans in the House and Senate plan to release separate budget blueprints this month, creating the potential for conflict as they head into a new fiscal battle with President Obama.