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:
Families who lose their loved ones in the line of duty â€” be they police officers, firefighters, or EMTs â€” should receive the full benefit they deserve. And thatâ€™s precisely what H.R 606 will ensure now that it has been passed by both the House and the Senate.
The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 (S.665), signed yesterday by Speaker Boehner, bears the names of those officers as a tribute to their service and sacrifice. But the Blue Alert Act is more than just a tribute...