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NAPO Victory! Congress passes permanent Bulletproof Vest Partnership reauthorization

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 16, 2019

In a victory for NAPO and the law enforcement community, Congress just passed the legislation (H.R. 2379) that permanently reauthorizes the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program at $30 million per year.

On May 23, 2019 the President signed the bill into law. NAPO will never again have to come to Congress and fight to get this vital program reauthorized.

NAPO thanks our members who lobbied on this legislation on Tuesday, May 14. Your efforts were instrumental in ensuring this legislation passed both the House and Senate this week. We would also like to thank Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representatives Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) and Peter King (R-NY) for championing this legislation and for being long-time partners and friends in our work to ensure every officer has access to life-saving body armor.

For more about this lifesaving program, click on the link below.

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