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Washington Report – Aug. 28, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 28, 2020

NAPO President Mick McHale addressed the Republican National Convention about NAPO’s support for and decision to endorse President Donald Trump for re-election; The President signed into law S. 3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act, which establishes a presumption under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program that an officer’s death or disability due to contracting COVID-19 is in the line of duty. This is a big victory for NAPO. To date, at least 195 officers have died in the line of duty due to COVID-19; It is the end of August and the White House and Democratic Congressional leadership remain far from a final agreement on the next COVID-19 relief package. Meanwhile, Congress is not scheduled to come back into session until after Labor Day. As the end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching, Congress is also facing a possible government shutdown unless an agreement on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend current funding levels is agreed to by Sept. 30; On Aug. 22, Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1093 in support of America’s law enforcement officers and creating a law enforcement officer bill of rights; and Applications are being accepted for a City of Hurst Police Officer.

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