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Ferguson Votes to Give Law Enforcement Vital Tools

May 19, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) this week voted to pass four bills as a part of National Police Week to honor the sacrifice of the nation’s police officers and give them better tools to uphold the law.

The bills included the Rapid DNA Act of 2017, Honoring Hometown Heroes Act, Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 and American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017. These bills would allow Rapid DNA analysis machines in local police stations, authorize new training programs, prioritize the hiring of veterans and honor those first responders killed in the line of duty.

“We ask our men and women in blue to uphold the law, but so often this seemingly straightforward mandate sends them into the most difficult situations our society faces: tragic accidents, domestic disputes and strife that threatens the heart of our towns and communities,” Ferguson said. “I am proud to have voted for legislation this week that will properly honor their commitment to our communities and give them the tools they need to keep our towns and cities safe.”

All four bills passed the House of Representatives.

National Police Week is an annual gathering in Washington, D.C. for law enforcement nationwide to honor police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.