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Washington Report – April 1, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 1, 2022

NAPO’s Executive Director and General Counsel Bill Johnson testified on March 31 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about qualified immunity for officers; In a victory for NAPO, the House passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 2954) by 415-5 vote on March 29. The Securing a Strong Retirement Act is bipartisan legislation that aims to help Americans successfully save for a secure retirement. Importantly, this bill includes the language of NAPO priority legislation, the Putting First Responder First Act; In another victory for NAPO March 29, the House passed the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act (S. 2629) by a vote of 377-48, sending it to the President’s desk to be signed into law. This legislation will establish standardized metrics for tracking cybercrime that would help law enforcement, policy makers, and criminologists better understand the scope and size of cybercrime in the United States; On March 28, President Biden released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget proposal includes funding requests for NAPO’s priority grant programs within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ, DHS); Register for NAPO’s Annual Lobby Day on Capitol Hill May 11;  Applications are open for the U.S. Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2022 grants for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program and Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative.

For more details regarding these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the April 1, 2022 Washington Report below.


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