• PASSED H.R. 159/P.L. 114-22 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would benefit law enforcement agencies in States with safe harbor laws when applying for Federal law enforcement grant programs;
  • PASSED H.R. 181/P.L. 114-22 (Poe, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would authorize grants be made available to law enforcement and others to develop, improve, or expand comprehensive domestic child trafficking deterrence;
  • PASSED H.R. 228/P.L. 104-155 (LoBiondo, R-NJ), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program through fiscal year 2018;
  • PASSED H.R. 285/P.L. 114-22 (Wagner, R-MO), the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act," which would impose criminal penalties on persons who knowingly selling advertising commercial sex acts involving a minor or profiting from such advertising;
  • PASSED H.R. 296/P.L. 114-22 (Poe, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other programs to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provide assistance to victims;
  • H.R. 320 (Sensenbrenner, R-WI), the "Rapid DNA Act of 2015," which would implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, and prevent DNA analysis backlogs;
  • H.R. 378 (Honda, D-CA), the "Responsible Body Armor Possession Act," which would prohibit the sale, transfer, or possession of enhanced, military-grade body armor by civilians;
  • PASSED H.R. 606/P.L. 114-14 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act," which would amend Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, Federal public safety officer death benefits or amounts paid under a State program to surviving dependents of a public safety officer who died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty;
  • H.R. 711 (Brady, R-TX), the "Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act," which would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and replace it with a more equitable, individualized calculation of Social Security benefits;
  • PASSED H.R. 723/P.L. 104-156 (King, R-NY), the "Fallen Heroes Flag Act," which would provide that Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could request and then provide a flag be flown over the U.S. Capitol and then provide it to the family of a fallen law enforcement or other public safety officer;
  • H.R. 814 (Jolly, R-FL), the "Thin Blue Line Act," which would increase the penalty for offenders who kill or attempt to kill law enforcement or other public safety officers;
  • H.R. 879 (Guinta, R-NH), the "Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans' Health Plans Act," which would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a 40% "Cadillac tax" on health care plans most likely to be used by law enforcement and other public safety officers;
  • TOP PRIORITY H.R. 973 (Davis, R-IL), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law;
  • H.R. 1186 (Thornberry, R-TX), the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which would close the existing loophole for the manufacturers on analogue drug sales and distribution;
  • H.R. 1258 (Clark, D-MA), the "Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act," which would expand existing Federal protections to the pets of domestic abuse victims and establish a grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to assist victims of domestic violence to safely shelter their pets when they leave their abusers;
  • PASSED H.R. 1269/P.L. 114-12 (Reichert, R-WA), the "Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act," which would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • PASSED H.R. 1527/P.L. 114-7 (Jeffries, D-NY), the "Slain Officer Family Support Act," which would amend Federal law to treat contributions to the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as charitable donations for Federal income tax purposes;
  • H.R. 1545 (Nugent, R-FL), the "Lieutenant Osvalado Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act," which would direct the Bureau of Prisons to make secure firearms storage areas accessible to employees at all of its facilities;
  • PASSED H.R. 1786/P.L. 114-101 (Maloney, D-NY), the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. " To ensure continuation of the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; *
  • H.R. 2050 (Courtney, D-CT), the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act," which would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a 40% "Cadillac tax" on health care plans most likely to be used by law enforcement and other public safety officers;
  • PASSED H.R. 2137/P.L. 104-180 (Collins, R-GA), the "Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015," which would ensure that Federal law enforcement officers remain able to ensure their own safety and the safety of their families during a covered furlough;
  • PASSED H.R. 2146/P.L. 114-26 (Reichert, R-WA), the "Defending Public Employees' Retirement Act," which would allow officers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans before the age of 50;
  • TOP PRIORITY H.R. 2254 (King, R-NY), the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," which would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers;
  • H.R. 2293 (Smith, R-TX), the "Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act," which would provide criminal penalties for those who engage in "animal crushing" as well as for those who create or distribute such films;
  • H.R. 2318 (Reichert, R-WA), the "COPS Improvement and Reauthorization Act," which would reauthorize the programs administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS);
  • H.R. 2330 (Deutch, D-FL), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to study the nation's criminal justices systems;
  • H.R. 2350 (Fitzpatrick, R-PA), the "Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act," which would eliminate the Expected Family Contribution provision in the Pell Grant program for the children of public safety officers killed in the line of duty;
  • H.R. 2667 (Larsen, D-WA), the "School Safety Act," which would reauthorize and expand the Secure Our Schools program through 2020;
  • PASSED H.R. 3036 (Frelinghuysen, R-NJ), the "National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act," which would Federally recognize the 9/11 Memorial as a national memorial and authorize funding for its upkeep and preservation;
  • PASSED H.R. 3209/P.L. 114-184 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Recovering Missing Children’s Act," which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the disclosure of certain tax return information for the purpose of missing and exploited children investigations;
  • PASSED H.R. 3537 (Dent, R-PA), the "Synthetic Drug Control Act," which would enhance the ability of law enforcement to combat synthesized drugs by amending the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated;
  • H.R. 3968 (Guinta, R-NH), the "Stop Meth Labs and Enhance Patient Access Act," which would encourage the use of new tamper-resistant technologies to prevent pseudoephedrine rom being extracted from cold medicines in order to be used in the production of methamphetamine;
  • H.R. 4073 (Schiff, D-CA), the "Child Protection Improvements Act," which would allow organizations that serve children and the elderly to use the FBI database to conduct background checks on potential employees;
  • H.R. 4229 (Katko, R-NY), the "Protecting our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act," which would create an interagency commission to schedule new synthetic drugs as they become available to the public;
  • H.R. 4320 (Quigley, D-IL), the "NICS Denial Notification Act," which would require the U.S. Department of Justice to notify State and local law enforcement agencies if a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm in their jurisdiction;
  • H.R. 4450 (Maloney, D-NY), the "Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act," which would require States to collect beneficial ownership information for corporations and limited liability companies and provide that information to law enforcement upon lawful request or court order;
  • H.R. 4584 (Carter, R-TX), the "POLICE Act," which would amend the code to allow the recipients of COPS Office grants to use their grants for Active Shooter Training;
  • PASSED H.R. 4747/P.L. 114-206 (Scott, D-GA), legislation to name a U.S. Post Office in Riverdale, Georgia after Major Gregory E. Barney of the Riverdale Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty;
  • H.R. 4760 (Buck, R-CO), the "Blue Lives Matter Act," which would expand federal hate crimes to include protections for law enforcement officers;
  • H.R. 4880 (Ratcliffe, R-TX), the "PLUS Equipment Act," which would remove restrictions imposed by executive order on the 1033 and other programs that provide equipment to state and local law enforcement, and restore access to needed law enforcement equipment;
  • H.R. 4889 (Yoder, R-KS), the "Kelsey Smith Act," which would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of a covered service to provide call location information concerning the telecommunications device of a user of such service to an investigative or law enforcement officer in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical injury or in order to respond to the user's call for emergency services;
  • H.R. 5081 (Reichert, R-WA), the "Probation Officer Protection Act," which would amend section 3606 of Title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties;
  • H.J.Res. 9 (Womack, R-AR), which would amend the Constitution to give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States;
  • S. 36 (Feinstein, D-CA), the "Protecting our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act," which would create an interagency commission to schedule new synthetic drugs as they become available to the public;
  • PASSED S. 125/P.L. 114-155 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program through fiscal year 2020;
  • PASSED S. 140/P.L. 114-22 (Feinstein, D-CA), the "Combat Human Trafficking Act," which would strengthen law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute all who commit sex trafficking crimes, particularly buyers of sex acts from trafficking victims;
  • PASSED S. 166/P.L. 112-22 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would establish a national strategy to combat human trafficking;
  • PASSED S. 178/P.L. 114-22 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other programs to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provides assistance to victims;
  • PASSED S. 322/P.L. 114-26 (Ayotte, R-NH), the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act," which would amend Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, Federal public safety officer death benefits or amounts paid under a State program to surviving dependents of a public safety officer who died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty;
  • S. 368 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Lieutenant Osvalado Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act," which would direct the Bureau of Prisons to make secure firearms storage areas accessible to employees at all of its facilities;
  • PASSED S. 524/P.L. 114-669 (Whitehouse, D-RI), the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)," which aims to combat the increase in the use of and death from heroin and opioids;
  • PASSED S. 572/P.L. 114-22 (Kirk, R-IL), the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act," which would impose criminal penalties on persons who knowingly selling advertising commercial sex acts involving a minor or profiting from such advertising;
  • PASSED S. 665/P.L. 114-12 (Cardin, D-MD), the "Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act," which would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • PASSED S. 928/P.L. 114-101 (Gillibrand, D-NY), the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act." To ensure continuation of the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; *
  • PASSED S. 969/P.L. 114-26 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Federal Public Safety Retirement Fairness Act," which would allow officers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans before the age of 50;
  • S. 1119 (Peters, D-MI), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to study the nation's criminal justices systems;
  • PASSED S. 1162/P.L. 114-180 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015," which would ensure that Federal law enforcement officers remain able to ensure their own safety and the safety of their families during a covered furlough;
  • S. 1327 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which would close the existing loophole for the manufacturers on analogue drug sales and distribution;
  • S. 1352 (Casey, D-PA), the "Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act," which would eliminate the Expected Family Contribution provision in the Pell Grant program for the children of public safety officers killed in the line of duty;
  • TOP PRIORITY S. 1651 (Brown, D-OH), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law;
  • S. 2034 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Thin Blue Line Act," which would increase the penalty for offenders who kill or attempt to kill law enforcement or other public safety officers;
  • S. 2045 (Heller, R-NV), the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act," which would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a 40% "Cadillac tax" on health care plans most likely to be used by law enforcement and other public safety officers;
  • PASSED S. 2348 (Hatch, R-UT), the "Rapid DNA Act of 2015," which would implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, and prevent DNA analysis backlogs;
  • S. 2376 (Cardin, D-MD), the "Witness Security and Protection Grant Program Act," which would make competitive grants available to State, local and tribal governments to establish or maintain witness protection or assistance programs;
  • S. 2489 (Whitehouse, D-RI), the "Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act," which would require States to collect beneficial ownership information for corporations and limited liability companies and provide that information to law enforcement upon lawful request or court order;
  • S. 2525 (Stabenow, D-MI), the "Expand Excellence in Mental Health Act," which would provide law enforcement agencies with resources and training to respond to calls for service involving the mentally ill;
  • S. 2544 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act," which would criminalize the practice of "straw purchasers"—individuals who are not prohibited from buying firearms only to transfer those weapons to persons who are unable to lawfully obtain guns;
  • S. 2552 (Feinstein, D-CA), the "Interstate Threats Clarification Act," which clarifies how to pursue prosecutions for threats made through social media platforms;
  • PASSED S. 2577 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Justice for All Act," which would enhance and protect the rights of crime victims throughout the United States through FY2021 and reauthorizes funding for the Crime Victims Legal Assistance grant and the Crime Victims Notification grant. This legislation also reinstates the Byrne-JAG program requirement that States develop and annually update a comprehensive strategic plan detailing how Byrne-JAG funds would be used to improve the administration of the criminal justice system;
  • S. 2694 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Lifesaving Gear for Police Act," which would restore all Federal equipment assistance programs to State and local law enforcement which were restricted by Executive Order;
  • PASSED S. 2755/P.L. 104-156 (Blunt, R-MO), the "Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016," which would provide a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and a certificate containing an expression of sympathy to the immediate family member of a fallen law enforcement officer, firefighter, member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew, or public safety officer who died in the line of duty;
  • S. 2770 (Roberts, R-KS), the "Kelsey Smith Act," which would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of a covered service to provide call location information concerning the telecommunications device of a user of such service to an investigative or law enforcement officer in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical injury or in order to respond to the user's call for emergency services;
  • PASSED S. 2840/P.L. 114-199 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act," which would allow the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants available to State and local law enforcement agencies to receive active shooter training;
  • S. 2862 (Hatch, R-UT), the "Probation Officer Protection Act," which would amend section 3606 of Title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties;
  • PASSED S. 2944 (Grassley, R-IA), the "Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Improvements Act," which would make improvements to the claims process—and to help with the claims backlog to help families of the fallen;
  • S. 2946 (Booker, D-NJ), the "Law Enforcement Officers' Retirement Equity Act," which would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers;
  • PASSED S. 3016/P.L. 114-184 (Casey, D-PA), the "Recovering Missing Children Act," which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the disclosure of certain tax return information for the purpose of missing and exploited children investigations;
  • PASSED P.L. 114-92 Legislation giving certain Federal law enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense statutory arrest authority;
  • Legislation to provide Federal law enforcement officers with a rebuttable presumption that a causal connection exists between their occupation and heart, lung, and hypertension disorders; and
  • Legislation which would protect the personal information of law enforcement officers and their families from public access.

This legislation was passed as part of PL 114-101/H.R. 2029, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY16.