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Washington Report – Dec. 18, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 21, 2020


The deadline is approaching to nominate officers for this year’s TOP COPS Awards. The nomination form must be postmarked or faxed (703) 684-0515 by Jan. 11, 2021.  Due to the safety of the award winners, families and NAPO guests and COVID-19 related governmental and venue restrictions on travel and events and gatherings, the TOP COPS Awards Ceremony, originally scheduled for Feb. 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been cancelled.  TOP COPS Award winners will be honored on a local level; The White House and Congressional leadership are finalizing a final FY 2021 spending agreement to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and a COVID relief package, which will be bundled together into a single measure to be passed; NAPO pushed for the Protecting America’s First Responders Act to be included in the year-end spending and COVID relief package; NAPO pledged our support for the Holding Sexual Predators and Online Enablers Accountable Act of 2020, which would hold online platforms accountable for enabling the sexploitation of minors; For the House Judiciary Committee, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) will remain the chair and ranking member, respectively, in the 117th Congress.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) will once again take over as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee after a brief break in the 116th Congress.

For more information on these and other legislative updates, please click on the Dec. 18, 2020 Washington Report link below.

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