Stauber Recognizes National Police Week

May 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) recognized National Police Week by meeting with law enforcement, families of fallen corrections officers, and by speaking on the House floor to honor the men and women who keep America’s communities safe. As a police officer of 23 years, this week holds special meaning for Congressman Stauber.

During his speech on the House Floor, Stauber stated, “Every day, law enforcement officers – local, county, state, and federal – walk out of their homes, leaving their loved ones behind, and put their own lives on the line for the safety and security of others. They are our last line of defense, the protectors of our communities, and I am so honored to have served alongside some of these brave men and women.”

Stauber followed, stating, “Now more than ever, we must show our unwavering support for our law enforcement officers. We must make a commitment to them as they have committed to our families, our friends, and our communities.”

Watch Stauber’s full speech, HERE.

Congressman Stauber met with the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association to listen to their legislative priorities and highlight his efforts in Congress to help law enforcement officers.

Later in the day, Congressman Stauber visited with families of fallen corrections officers.

Background

In the 116th Congress, Congressman Stauber has cosponsored the following law enforcement bills:

  • H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act, would make any intentional attempt to physically harm a law enforcement officer a federal crime, and would imprison all offenders for a maximum of 10 years. If the officer is killed as a result, the offender would be imprisoned for life.
  • H.R. 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, would make the murder or attempted murder of a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder an “aggravating” factor in death penalty determinations.
  • H.R. 1156, the LEOSA Reform Act, would reform the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act that was signed into law in 2004, making it easier for current and retired law enforcement officers to concealed carry their handgun.
  • H.R. 489, the Shield Act, would ensure compensation for our servicemembers and federal law enforcement personnel during a government shutdown or in the event of reaching the debt ceiling.
  • H.R. 600, the Abby Honold Act, would authorize the Office of Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice to establish a pilot program that would issue grants to promote trauma-informed training for law enforcement and other personnel.

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