Steil Cosponsors Bill to Enhance Federal Penalties for Criminals Who Target Law Enforcement

September 23, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil announced his cosponsorship of H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act, which creates federal penalties for individuals who cross state lines and target and attack law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) and Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL), both former members of law enforcement, introduced H.R. 1325. 

“We need to stand with our men and women who risk their lives to keep us all safe. As they head out the door to go to work, law enforcement never know what the day will bring. This bill helps keep our heroes safe as they are out doing their jobs, protecting our communities. In Kenosha, we’ve seen firsthand the need to hold these criminals accountable. Agitators threw water bottles filled with cement, firecrackers, and concrete bricks at law enforcement while they were trying to keep the public safe. I will continue working to support law enforcement and hold criminals accountable,” said Steil.