Washington, DC –Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 – legislation that will increase penalties for those who knowingly cause or attempt to cause significant bodily injury to any law enforcement officer. This follows a series of bills she supported that passed the House to support our law enforcement during National Police Week.

“Throughout our community, brave law enforcement officers dedicate their careers and risk their lives each day to keep us safe,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Police Week is an important opportunity to thank our law enforcement officers for their service, and to honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. I thank my colleagues for helping pass these important bills to support our law enforcement.”

In addition to H.R. 5698, the House has also passed:

  • H.R. 613 – the Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act;
  • H.R. 4854 – the Justice Served Act;
  • H.R. 1417 – the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act;
  • H.R. 5242 – the School Resource Officer Assessment Act;
  • and H.Res. 285 – a resolution expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve.