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Rep. Buck Introduces House Resolution Supporting Our Brave Men and Women in Blue

July 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced a House Resolution with more than 20 Republican cosponsors expressing support for our nation’s law enforcement officers. H.Res. 1071 rejects misguided and dangerous efforts to defund the police and recognizes the great sacrifice our law enforcement officers make every day.

Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said: 

“With the violence sweeping our nation, Congress must do everything we can to support our brave men and women in law enforcement who work day in and day out to keep their communities safe. Democrat mayors and governors are allowing anarchists to burn our cities to the ground. The least we can do is offer our nation’s law enforcement officers our sincerest thanks and appreciation for their sacrifice to serve our communities regardless of the political winds of the day. Defunding the police will only make our cities less safe.”

 

In a letter of support, William Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), said:

“With this resolution, you are standing up and acknowledging the dedicated and ethical services of the men and women in law enforcement. Today, officers are working in an untenable environment. They are essential workers in the coronavirus pandemic, putting their health at risk to serve and protect their communities. They are working double shifts and overtime on the front lines as cities and towns across the nation experience daily protests and all too frequent riots. Further, officers in our nation’s largest cities are experiencing significant increases in violent crimes – particularly gun-related crimes – that are straining the resources of departments. They are doing all this in the face of hatred for the uniform they wear, for the laws they are bound by duty to enforce.”

 

Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, said:

"Our law enforcement officers are long overdue for Congressional recognition of the sacrifices they make every day, particularly as they face escalating violence in the streets. Every Member should stand up for our police and reject the extreme effort to defund and degrade police departments around the nation."

 

Background:

The Resolution:

- Offers the House of Representatives’ sincere thanks and appreciation to the nation’s law enforcement officers.

- Recognizes the great sacrifice our law enforcement officers make to serve our communities regardless of the political winds of the day.

- Highlights the dangers law enforcement officers face on the job.

- Rejects the misguided and dangerous efforts to defund and dismantle the nation’s law enforcement agencies.

 

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