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Washington Report – Sept. 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2017

In a victory for NAPO, the House adopted by voice vote the amendment to provide $100 million in funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program in the Fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3354); NAPO’s requests for relief checks are starting to come in for the many officers in Texas, and now South Florida, who have lost everything due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The focus is now on South Florida, with anticipated need for Relief Fund donations greater than ever before; President Trump nominated Jon Adler, past-president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) and a federal law enforcement officer, to be the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); NAPO spent last week fighting off an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would restrict state and local law enforcement’s access to surplus military equipment through the Department of Defense and other federal grant programs; and In a victory for NAPO, the Senate passed the Abolish Human Trafficking Act (S. 1311) and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (S. 1312) by unanimous consent on Sept. 11. For more information on these and other legislative issues, click on the Sept. 18 Washington Report link below and supporting document links.


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