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Washington Report – Sept. 16, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 17, 2019


NAPO supports reintroducing Eric’s Law (S. 2264), which would require impaneling a new jury if a federal jury fails to unanimously recommend the death penalty. Under current law, the murder or attempted murder of a federal law enforcement officer is an aggravating factor in death penalty determinations in federal court. NAPO believes Eric’s Law is […]

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Karoub Report – August 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 20, 2019


Alleging that Attorney General Dana Nessel is trying to “usurp the lawmaking power of her office,” some members of the Michigan Legislature are asking to intervene in Enbridge’s lawsuit against her. A lawsuit was filed by Enbridge in June, seeking to enforce its Line 5 Tunnel agreement with the state; Nessel has filed suit against […]

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Washington Report – July 29, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 30, 2019


President Donald Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act into law on July 29. NAPO members and elected officers were on hand for the ceremony, and as 9/11 first responders, were invited by the President to join him […]

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Congress passes permanent reauthorization of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 24, 2019


In a major victory for NAPO and the 9/11 first responder community, the Senate passed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) by a near unanimous vote of 97-2 on July 23. The House passed the bill on […]

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Karoub Report – July 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 24, 2019


Even though the Michigan Legislature is on recess, work continues on a road funding plan in an effort to find at least $2 billion to address the issue. House Republicans have moved a budget premised on the idea that the 6-cent sales tax stop being collected on gasoline and a penny-for-penny gas tax or excise […]

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Washington Report – July 12, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 15, 2019


On July 12, in a significant victory for NAPO and law enforcement across the country, the House passed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) by an overwhelming vote of 402-12. NAPO members are leading lobby days on […]

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Washington Report – June 25, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 26, 2019


As of June 24, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which would repeal the 40 percent excise tax (“Cadillac Tax”) on employer-sponsored health plans, has an astounding 356 bipartisan cosponsors. Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), the bill’s sponsor, filed a motion to add the bill to the consensus calendar, which requires that […]

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Karoub Report – June 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 18, 2019


Karoub Associates was named a top-tier firm in the biennial Capital Insiders Survey. Every two years MIRS News and EPIC-MRA commission a survey of capital insiders, which include lobbyists, lawmakers, legislative staff, department directors, and various others who actively participate in the legislative process in Lansing. Karoub Associates came in second for most-effective multi-client lobbying […]

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House Judiciary Committee approves Permanent Reauthorization of 9/11 VCF and STOIC Act

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 12, 2019


NAPO’s Director of Governmental Affairs Andrea Edmiston sent out an email to members June 12, 2019 announcing the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of a permanent bill to reauthorize the Sept. 11th Victim’s Compensation Fund Act and Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act. Click on the link below to view the email about the […]

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