(Washington)- During National Police Week, North Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, made the following statement Tuesday on the House floor in support of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program. Collins told his fellow colleges, “This program makes it more likely that these heroes will see their families again, and that’s why I am an original cosponsor of H.R. 2379. As the son of a Georgia state trooper, I know firsthand how important this program is.”
I would also like to note how appropriate it is that we are considering this bill during National Police Week. It would have also been appropriate to consider many other bipartisan bills to support law enforcement, said Collins.
House Resolution 2379 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. The goal of the BVP is to support the purchase of body armor that has been tested and found to comply with applicable ballistic and stab standards.