Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, both former presidential candidates, are expected to announce a package in coming days, with a House bill coming soon.
Both the Senate and House efforts are expected to include changes to police accountability laws, such as revising immunity provisions, and creating a database of police use-of-force incidents.
We have a moral moment in our country, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the CBC, said on a conference call Wednesday.
With Democrats in the majority, the bills will almost certainly pass the House.
She acknowledged the opposition the bills will likely face, but called on fellow lawmakers to consider the option of doing nothing.