Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored the Local Law Enforcement Protection Act, led by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22). This legislation would protect qualified immunity for law enforcement.
Specifically, the bill would prevent any state and local governments that remove qualified immunity protections from being eligible for certain federal grants.
“Our local law enforcement put their wellbeing on the line each day in order to protect and serve our communities, and we must support them by enacting policies that better equip them to do their job,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I am proud to join Congresswoman Tenney in upholding our commitment to defend our police and qualified immunity. Recently, I have met with several North Country law enforcement groups who are increasingly concerned about this issue. While House Democrats continue to support policies that would defund our police and make our communities less safe, House Republicans will always stand up for the law enforcement community.”
Read more about the bill here.