It's a selfless—and sometimes thankless—job. But every day, law-enforcement officers all across America put on the badge and get to work to keep our communities safe. They've got our backs. And we should have theirs.
That's why Congress passed (unanimously!) two important bills last week that:
- Fund the Bulletproof Vest Program, which helps supply local law enforcement with life-saving bulletproof vests. (S.125, sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte in the House, shown above)
- Honor the families of first responders killed in the line of duty by providing a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. (S. 2755, sponsored by Rep. Pete King in the House, shown below)
You probably hear more about division in Congress than you do about unity. But here's something that everyone can agree on: America's police officers are heroes. They deserve support and respect. These two bills—which are now law—are a good step in the right direction.