WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement following House passage of several pieces of legislation to increase the safety of law enforcement officers working in our communities:

“As National Police Week begins, I want to express my gratitude to the courageous law enforcement officials who work tirelessly to protect our communities. These brave men and women sacrifice their lives to uphold the rule of law and keep us safe, and that’s why my House colleagues and I are passing critical reforms to help them do their jobs even more safely and effectively. This week, we also remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and fallen in the line of duty. To all past, present, and future law enforcement officers, we thank you for making our communities safer places.”