House resolution to condemn violence against law enforcement passes despite opposition from 61 Dems

The final vote on the resolution, which also condemned calls from activists to defund the police, was 337-61.

Published: May 17, 2024 3:39pm

A House resolution denouncing violence against law enforcement officers passed overwhelming on Friday, despite opposition from 61 Democratic lawmakers. 

The resolution was the last of may pieces of legislation the House has passed during Police Week.

The final vote was 337-61.

According to the official text, the resolution "condemns calls to defund the police, which has increased violence towards law enforcement officers" and "recognizes that law enforcement officers must have the equipment, training, and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public as well as their fellow law enforcement officers on the job."

The resolution also "recognizes the need for better data collection on law enforcement officers who are assaulted, injured, or disabled in the line of duty" and it "acknowledges its responsibility for exemplifying a respect for the rule of law and for the law enforcement officers who protect communities across the Nation."

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