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Washington Report – Oct. 30, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 31, 2017

In a victory for NAPO, Congress passed the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act of 2017 (S. 782) on Oct. 26 and sent the bill to the President’s desk to be signed into law. NAPO worked to get the House Judiciary Committee, which had been holding the PROTECT Our Children Act, to discharge the bill so that the House could vote on it. It passed the House by a vote of 417-3; On Oct. 26, NAPO attended the monthly Public Pension Network (PPN) meeting, which brings together public pension practitioners and retirement systems, public sector labor organizations, and state and local government representatives to discuss the latest updates on public pension and social security issues being considered by Congress and the Administration. At the meeting we discussed the various proposals that would affect retirement savings that are being considered as part of tax reform; The InterAgency Board (IAB) released a two-page guidance on opioid/fentanyl exposure to be used by first responders as a quick reference guide entitled “Recommended Best Practices to Minimize Emergency Responder Exposure to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs”. This document is an overview of guidance for personal protective equipment selection and use, decontamination, detection, and medical countermeasures for first responders who may be exposed to opioids in the line of duty. For more information on these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the Oct. 30, 2017 Washington Report and other links below.

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