By Jay Edwards, WRNJ Radio – May 13, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of Members of Congress Thursday joined together to push for investment in local law enforcement, as the nation recognizes Police Week and remembers the nearly 26,000 law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
The bipartisan group urged Congressional leadership to bring the bipartisan, bicameral Invest to Protect Act to the floor for a vote.
The Invest to Protect Act will help ensure that police departments in small towns and communities with fewer than 200 officers have the resources and training they need to keep themselves and families across their communities safe.
The Invest to Protect Act has 63 bipartisan cosponsors in the House. The Senate companion legislation was introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and is cosponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tom Tillis (R-NC), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
The legislation was recently endorsed by the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus.