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Legislation – 115th Congress Latest News


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  • This bill amends the federal criminal code to add a new section that imposes criminal penalties on a person who knowingly causes (or attempts to cause) serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer in certain circumstances that affect interstate commerce.
  • This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), before establishing a Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) unit, to apply risk-based criteria that takes into consideration specified factors.
  • This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2028 the Secure Our Schools grant program. This grant program provides grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to improve security, including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures, at schools and on school grounds.
  • This bill amends the federal criminal code to add a new section that imposes criminal penalties on a person who knowingly causes (or attempts to cause) serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer in certain circumstances that affect interstate commerce.
  • First Responder Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned Act of 2017
  • To strengthen border security, increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes
  • This bill provides for strengthening the barriers along the U.S. land and maritime borders to deter illegal activity, including through U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement enhancements and personnel increases and National Guard use.
  • This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person (i.e., a person other than the probationer) without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe the person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer engaged in the performance of official duties.
  • Protecting Officers of the Law In Civilian Establishments Act of 2017 or the POLICE Act of 2017
As a non-partisan independent expenditure-only Political Action Committee, we are determined to identify candidates that will support the following issues:

We advocate for legislation that will benefit and protect police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the performance of their duties. In addition, the Association for Emergency Responders & Firefighters PAC will support legislation that severely punishes any person convicted of endangering the life of an Emergency Responder while in the performance of their duties.

Public safety is the building block and foundation of our hard-working citizens. No matter what one’s political views or opinion of our government, most agree that the most vital job of the government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.

In the worst moments of our lives, First Responders are there for us.  In a day’s work they see things over and over that most of can barely cope with just once – and yet they do it day in and day out – not just because it’s a job, but because they answer to a calling to be there when most other people could not.

But there are consequences. First Responders suffer from higher rates of:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Heart Problems
  • Divorce
  • Substance Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Suicide
  • And MORE…..

Most First Responders don’t reach out for help because it can endanger their jobs. We believe that’s wrong.

It’s time to battle the culture of stigmatization of these issues.  Many First Responders also don’t seek help because getting it can be as traumatizing as living through the events that caused them.  And, services are difficult to find and often not covered by health care.

For First Responders who are left debilitated by their work, there are few long-term benefits.

It’s time for this to change!  Join us as (914) 817-2103 for legislative changes that support First Responders across the country.