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Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Improving Law Enforcement Officer Safety and Wellness Through Data Act alongside Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC-08), Jim Costa (D-CA-21), and Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28). This legislation will ensure adequate data collection to address the rise in anti-police attacks, protect law enforcement in the line of duty, and support the mental health of police officers.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

“It is unacceptable that the rise of anti-police rhetoric has fueled a corresponding rise in violence against our brave law enforcement officers – this not only puts officers in physical danger, but negatively impacts their mental health. Our law enforcement officers put themselves in harms’ way to protect us and always have our back, and this bill will ensure we have their backs, too. I will always back the blue and stand strong against all destructive defund the police rhetoric.”  – Congresswoman Ashley Hinson

“The rise in assaults against our law enforcement officers is disturbing and unacceptable. The push to defund the police from the left has been an utter disaster for our nation and the safety of law enforcement officers, who put their lives on the line each day to protect us. I’m committed to standing with them and upholding law and order — Congress should pass our bill to ensure that they have the comprehensive data and resources necessary to combat this surge.” – Congressman Dan Bishop

“Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each day to protect our communities. Sadly, many of them don’t come home. Violence against law enforcement is on the rise and must be addressed. That is why, I am leading this legislation to improve data reporting that could help prevent attacks against our officers.” – Congressman Jim Costa

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