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Washington Report – Dec. 4, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 4, 2020

The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice released a draft report of its final recommendations on actions that can be taken to prevent, reduce, and control crime, increase respect for the law, and assist victims. The draft report will be a very useful resource for pushing our priorities in Congress and in the discussions around shaping the future of the criminal justice system; With just one week until government funding runs out Dec. 11 and two weeks left on this year’s legislative calendar, Congress is in a race to finalize Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations and come to an agreement on a COVID-19 relief package; NAPO has partnered with our sponsor Humana to offer a webinar on: Groups Medicare Advantage: Understanding the Basics; The House and Senate Armed Services Committees released the final conference report for the Fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a victory for NAPO, the conference report preserves the 1033 program. NAPO sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to safeguard the Department of Defense 1033 Program; The Georgia Senate runoff on Jan. 5, 2021 will determine if Republicans maintain control of the Senate and if President-Elect Biden will be dealing with a split Congress.  If Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win, Republicans will maintain their 52-48 majority, whereas if Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock win, the Senate will be split 50-50 with Vice President Harris being the tie breaker. The runoff election is important as the Senate will have a significant say on police reform policies; Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for the prestigious award TOP COPS Award by Jan. 11, 2021.

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