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Washington Report – Nov. 6, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 9, 2020


The U.S. Attorney General issued guidelines for implementing the Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities. In response to the death of George Floyd, President Trump issued Executive Order 13929 directing the Attorney General to incentivize transparency, accountability and training for state and local law enforcement. NAPO endorsed and worked on implementation and input for guidelines for executing the order  because it recognizes the needs and legitimate rights of law enforcement officers, while implementing new standards that will improve policing practices and policies; NAPO is partnering with Nationwide to offer NAPO members an informative webinar on Social Security. Take Control of Your Retirement Planning and Understand Social Security Impacts will be held 1 p.m. EDT Nov. 18; A bipartisan retirement package includes a provision for keeping First Responder disability compensation tax free. The Securing a Strong Retirement Act includes NAPO priority legislation, the Putting First Responders First Act, which would codify existing IRS regulations making service-connected disability compensation exempt from Federal income taxes. The bill builds on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 to further improve workers’ long-term financial wellbeing; On Oct. 24, NAPO was featured in a New York Times article entitled, “Joe Biden Had Close Ties With Police Leaders. Will They Help Him Now?”

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