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Washington Report – Aug. 27, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 30, 2021


The Senate missed their self-imposed police reform legislation deadline. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) had given themselves until the Senate leaves for August recess to come to an agreement on police reform legislation, but when the Senate adjourned Aug. 11, Senators Scott and Booker had still not agreed on legislative language. Their staff continues to draft and share proposals on various issues such as the Department of Defense 1033 Program, the use of chokeholds, no-knock warrants, and certification and accreditation for law enforcement officers and agencies. The latest reporting states that qualified immunity is now completely off the table as Senator Scott maintains his opposition to eliminating it for individual officers and civil rights organizations and several law enforcement management groups are against municipal liability, which has long been seen as a potential compromise; On Aug. 24, the House adopted the Senate-passed blueprint for a $3.5 trillion budget package by a party-line vote, starting the process for drafting a package of tax breaks and spending for Democratic priorities for social welfare programs, education, clean energy and more. The Senate adopted the fiscal 2022 budget resolution at the beginning of August by party-line vote, but not before Republicans were able to score several amendments to it with bipartisan support; NAPO has partnered with the American Intercontinental University System to offer members and their family’s educational opportunities at Trident University International and American Intercontinental University for degrees anytime, anywhere; NAPO’s updated “Sponsor/Cosponsor” spreadsheet is available on NAPO’s website. The spreadsheet accompanies the latest “Legislative Positions” document.

For more on these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the Aug. 27, 2021 Washington Report below.

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