H. R. 2812, Protecting America’s First Responders Act.

Summary: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/27/19.

STATUS: Introduced 5/16/19 by Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]. 


  • “The brave men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe and their families must have the utmost support from the federal government — especially those who have made drastic sacrifices in the line of duty,” said Rep. Pascrell. “First responders constitute both our first and last lines of defense. This much we know. What many don’t know, however, are the struggles many first responders and their families deal with after sustaining serious injuries or loss of life on the job. This legislation will directly assist those brave individuals struggling with lasting impacts of service. I am committed to seeing it fully passed into law.” (Source: Rep. Pascrell, Press Release, 6/16/19)


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