Stefanik Cosponsors Three Bills to Support Law Enforcement, Strengthen Penalties for Assaulting Officers and Rioting

September 17, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is cosponsoring three pieces of legislation to support our law enforcement community, strengthen penalties for assaulting officers and rioting, and reaffirm the federal government’s duty to restore law and order.

  • The Patrick Underwood Law Enforcement Protection Act increases penalties for assault on a federal officer in US code by heightening the fines and establishing mandatory imprisonment for assault with a deadly weapon.
  • The David Dorn Act of 2020 doubles the maximum imprisonment for rioting to 10 ten years and establishes a mandatory fine of $1,000.
  • House Resolution 1083 supports the Trump Administration’s efforts and affirms the federal government’s duty to immediately restore justice, order, and domestic tranquility to protect Federal property, Federal law enforcement, and the Constitutional rights of United States citizens in Portland, Seattle, Chicago and other cities impacted by rioting, looting, and violence.

“Law enforcement officers across the country are under attack by violent mobs, anarchists, rioters, and looters,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “It is my honor to support our police community in Congress and I’m proud to cosponsor all three pieces of legislation to strengthen penalties for assaulting an officer and to reaffirm our duty to restore law and order in communities across the country that are filled with violence and chaos. I urge my colleagues to bring this important legislation to the Floor as soon as possible so we can put a stop to this anti-police violence immediately.”

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