ICYMI: Votes to Defund Law Enforcement Deeply Unpopular

May 3, 2024

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, it’s been a year since House Majority Forward released survey results showing proposals threatening to defund public safety are deeply unpopular with Americans.

Every single survey found that an overwhelming majority of Americans disagreed with their Representatives voting for a bill that would cut public safety, meaning 28,000 law enforcement officers would lose their jobs, including 11,000 FBI agents, 1,600 DEA agents, and 2,400 border officers.

Breakdown of Survey Results by Congressional District:

Rep. Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06)

Agree 25% – Disagree 68%

Rep. Lori Chavez-Deremer (OR-05)

Agree 23% – Disagree 67%

Rep. John Duarte (CA-13)

Agree 28% – Disagree 64%

Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-27)

Agree 31% – Disagree 58%

Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02)

Agree 30% – Disagree 60%

Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-04)

Agree 30% – Disagree 63%

Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17)

Agree 32% – Disagree 61%

Rep. Brandon Williams (NY-22)

Agree 31% – Disagree 63%

Rep. Jen Kiggans (VA-02)

Agree 32% – Disagree 59%

“The Republican House majority continues to push policies that would defund local law enforcement and cut public safety funding despite these policies being deeply unpopular with the majority of Americans,” House Majority Forward Executive Director Abby Curran Horrell said. “Americans must tell their Representatives to put their safety above politics.”