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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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Washington Report – June 7, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 7, 2019


The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion on May 21 in Duberry v. District of Columbia which rejects the D.C. Government’s arguments on this appeal, and affirms that the plaintiffs – retired law enforcement officers – are “qualified retired law enforcement officers” under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act […]

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Washington Report – May 23, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 24, 2019


Police Week Legislation NAPO celebrated many victories with legislation benefiting law enforcement during National Police Week May 15, 2019. Congress passed H.R. 2379 to permanently reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program at $30 million per year. The bill was presented to the President, who signed it into law May 23; The Senate passed the […]

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Karoub Report – May 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 20, 2019


House Democrats are proposing a 40 percent cut in total auto insurance premiums paid by Michigan drivers. The legislation comes after House and Senate Republicans recently passed separate legislation to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto both bills; In an effort to bypass Gov, Whitmer’s promise to veto […]

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NAPO Victory! Congress passes permanent Bulletproof Vest Partnership reauthorization

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 16, 2019


In a victory for NAPO and the law enforcement community, Congress just passed the legislation (H.R. 2379) that permanently reauthorizes the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program at $30 million per year. On May 23, 2019 the President signed the bill into law. NAPO will never again have to come to Congress and fight to […]

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NAPO releases Legislative Priorities Booklet

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 14, 2019


NAPO’s Legislative Priorities Booklet for the 116th Congress (2019-2021) is now available! Please click on the link below. It is also available on NAPO’s website. This booklet is an in-depth look at the work NAPO has accomplished for our members over the years and the priority issues we continue to fight for in Congress today.

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Washington Report – April 29, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 1, 2019


On April 17, the Department of Justice released two reports from the COPS Office required under the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act. NAPO worked closely with the COPS Office on the two reports: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress and Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case […]

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