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Washington Report – Jan. 11, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 14, 2019

On Dec. 21, President Trump signed the FIRST STEP Act into law. With the enactment of the FIRST STEP Act, NAPO remains concerned that the greatest benefits of the Act go to high-recidivism offenders – most notably, drug traffickers, the most serious of whom also receive reduced mandatory minimum sentences under the Act. If history tells us anything, this will create more crime in our communities and impose a greater resource burden on law enforcement. Additionally, it will put the lives of officers and citizens at risk; Nominations for NAPO’s TOP COP AWARDS® deadline has been extended until Jan. 18, 2019. Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for this prestigious award; The 115th Congress (2017-2019) was very successful for NAPO in moving our legislative and policy priorities. As the 116th begins, we will take a moment to reflect on and highlight the wins and achievements accomplished over the past two years; Find out how your representatives and senators voted on NAPO’s priority issues by reviewing NAPO’s Legislative Scorecard for the 115th Congress. For more on these and other legislative issues, please click on the Jan. 11, 2019 Washington Report and related links below.

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