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The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 11, 2001, 72 officers were killed in the line of duty. But they were not the only law enforcement casualties of 9/11. Today, 13 years after the attacks, officers continue to die from exposure to the toxins that were released by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?

August 26, 2014

Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.

Unfair Criticism of U.S. Marshals

July 25, 2014

Despite a three-year budget freeze and stagnating staff levels, the U.S. Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force (RFTF) units apprehended 73,422 fugitives last year. So why would the news media criticize their performance and commitment?

You Have the Right to Record

October 25, 2013

The Citizens Empowerment Act is an attempt to thwart criminal investigations by launching them into the court of YouTube. It would require federal officers to serve written notice to people under investigation that they are entitled to record interviews with the officers.

Disability Pay: Adding Insult to Injury

September 26, 2013

Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.

Senate Confirms Comey As FBI Director

July 30, 2013
The Senate on Monday confirmed James Comey as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a 93 to 1 margin.

Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

June 24, 2013
The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.

U.S. Senator Calls for Renewal of Body Armor Program

June 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on Congress to reauthorize a program to help fund bulletproof vests for local police agencies. Coons said Congress let the program expire last summer.

Police Chiefs Blast Senate Gun Vote As a 'Disgrace'

April 29, 2013
An association of police chiefs called the U.S. Senate's rejection of gun-control legislation earlier this month "a disgrace" and blamed "the gun lobby" for blocking the measures.

U.S. Senate Rejects Gun-Control Legislation

April 17, 2013
A federal gun-control law that would have expanded background checks to cover gun shows and online purchases failed to pass in the U.S. Senate today.

Senate Gun Deal Would Expand Background Checks

April 10, 2013
U.S. Senators reached an agreement that would expand background checks for firearm purchases to limit access to weapons for criminals and the mentally ill.

Senators Urge Update of Privacy Laws for Police Drones

March 20, 2013
A budding commercial drone industry is poised to put mostly small, unmanned aircraft to countless uses, from monitoring crops to acting as lookouts for police SWAT teams.

Democrats Drop Assault Weapons Ban

March 19, 2013
Senate Democrats have dropped a proposed assault weapons ban in hopes of garnering broader support for banning high-capacity magazines. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was disappointed.

Senate Committee Approves Assault Weapons Ban

March 14, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.

Video: Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

January 24, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has proposed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which seeks to ban 157 specific semi-automatic firearms and magazines accepting more than 10 rounds.

Misguided Legislation

January 23, 2013

Disabled federal agents face severe and unwarranted reductions to their Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) benefits should Title III of S. 1789, the "21st Century Postal Service Act," become law.

Federal Officer Safety Act Becomes Law

January 5, 2013
A federal law providing immunity for federal agents from local prosecution was signed into law by President Obama with the "fiscal cliff" deal on Wednesday.

Gun Rights: Keep Up the Fight

December 21, 2012

The Newtown massacre could have as much effect on the firearms industry as 9/11 had on the airline industry. And it may result in the hasty passage of ill-conceived laws and onerous regulations that accomplish nothing but depriving law-abiding Americans of their rights.

House Passes Bill Honoring Park Ranger

November 28, 2012
The House of Representatives has passed a bill (H.R. 5788) that would name the post office in Eatonville, Wash., in honor of Park Ranger Margaret Anderson.

The Congressional Badge of Bravery

June 20, 2012

Each year, thousands of law enforcement officers sustain injury during violent confrontations with dangerous criminals. It is important that Congress recognize the heroic performance and sacrifice of the brave men and women in law enforcement.

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