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Washington Report – June 25, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 26, 2019

As of June 24, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which would repeal the 40 percent excise tax (“Cadillac Tax”) on employer-sponsored health plans, has an astounding 356 bipartisan cosponsors. Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), the bill’s sponsor, filed a motion to add the bill to the consensus calendar, which requires that Speaker Pelosi bring the bill up for a vote as-is after 25 legislative days. That will have the bill being voted on before the August Recess; Join NAPO’s 41st Annual Convention and participate in setting NAPO’s legislative priorities for the 116th Congress. Learn from presentations by prominent law enforcement figures about the latest developments in police policies and services and help determine NAPO’s path forward by participating in the election of NAPO’s Leadership. The 41st Annual Convention will be held at Skamania Lodge, located in Stevenson, Washington; NAPO President Mick McHale participated in a Southwest Border Site Visit orchestrated by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of State and Local Law Enforcement from June 2 – 5. The goal of the site visit was to provide national law enforcement leaders with a firsthand experience of the challenges faced by the southwest border sheriffs and federal law enforcement; The House Judiciary Committee approved by unanimous voice vote both the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) and the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act (H.R. 2368). For more information on these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the links below.

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