Keeping our Communities Safe

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Incentivize States like Washington to Reverse Bad Police Laws

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today introduced legislation, the Refund the Police Act, that will provide federal law enforcement grants as an incentive for states like Washington to reverse their harmful “police reform” laws. Law enforcement officials in Southwest Washington and across the state have shared extensive concerns with how various legislative proposals and laws harm the…

Daily Chronicle: Supporting Law Enforcement, Punishing Crime Necessary for Safe Communities

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“Centralia Man Accused of Attacking Grocery Store Employees with Knife” “Suspects Sought in Centralia ATM Explosion” “Man Killed in Chehalis Stabbing; 12-Year-Old Also Injured” “‘Terrifying Experience’: Chehalis Homeowner Details Dec. 16 Burglary, Cautions Neighbors” These are just a handful of recent headlines in The Chronicle highlighting an alarming increase in violent crimes…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Increase Federal Funding for Police Departments

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced the bipartisan Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on the Beat Grant Program Reauthorization and Parity Act of 2022 to increase compensation and hiring of law enforcement officers. The legislation reauthorizes the COPS on the Beat Grant Program for the next 10 years, expands access to COPS Grants to rural…