House Democrats look for a legislative victory on policing before the midterms

House Democrats, hoping to notch another major legislative win before the midterm elections, will vote Thursday on a long-delayed package of changes to policing and public

safety. Moderate and progressive Democrats hammered out a deal on Wednesday after frenetic negotiations -- and on one of the House's last working days before entering a

recess that will stretch past the November races. This new package of bills would fund recruitment and training for police departments across the country and includes new

language on police accountability. "House Democrats are committed to ... building safer communities across America," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tweeted on

Wednesday. "Tomorrow, I will bring four public safety bills to the House Floor for consideration. I thank my colleagues for their continued work on behalf of the American

people." MORE: Senate polls tighten as border, crime grow as issues: The Note To address mental health crises, one of the bills, sponsored by California Rep. Katie Porter,

would create a grant program for departments to hire and dispatch mental health professionals -- not law enforcement officers -- in instances involving individuals with behavioral

health needs. The package also includes a bill from Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford that would direct the Department of Justice to establish a grant program for local

agencies to hire detectives and victim services personnel to investigate shootings.