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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement in honor of National Police Week and all the officers who have served and continue to serve our communities:

“Ever since Congress established National Police Week in 1962, Americans have taken time to show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice made by police officers in every community across the country.  For decades, family members of fallen police officers and thousands of supporters have come to Washington, D.C. to honor those who spend every day protecting us. Tomorrow, during the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, we pay tribute to all law enforcement officers, but especially keep in our prayers the families of the 273 brave men and women whose names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year.” 

“To commemorate National Police Week, the House passed four bills this week to honor fallen officers, speed the apprehension of violent criminals who have wounded or killed an officer, ensure benefits to families of fallen public safety heroes aren’t taxed as income, and allow more flexibility in retirement accounts.”

“I want to thank Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08) for his tireless leadership on issues facing those in the most dangerous public service jobs here at home. His commitment to the cause has aided all public safety personnel across the country.”