Joe Biden

Press Release: Bills Signed: S. 921, S. 1502, and S. 1511

November 18, 2021

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the President signed into law:

S. 921, the "Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act," which grants the United States extraterritorial jurisdiction over certain crimes committed against a Federal officer or employee serving abroad,

Thank you to Senators Cornyn, Coons, Grassley, Leahy, Whitehouse, Cotton, Hawley, and Durbin and Representatives Cuellar, McCaul, and Chabot for their leadership;

S. 1502, the "Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling Act" or the "COPS Counseling Act," which prohibits Federal law enforcement officers from disclosing the contents of peer support communications; and requires the Department of Justice to develop a report on best practices and professional standards for peer support counseling programs for first responder agencies,

Thank you to Senators Cortez Masto, Grassley, Leahy, Young, Tillis, and Durbin and Representatives Trone, Stanton, and Reschenthaler for their leadership; and

S. 1511, the "Protecting America's First Responders Act of 2021," which expands eligibility requirements and increases certain benefits provided under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program administered by the Department of Justice,

Thank you to Senators Gillibrand, Grassley, Blackburn, Whitehouse, Crapo, Klobuchar, Daines, Tillis, Tester, Hirono, Blumenthal, and Durbin and Representatives Pascrell, Courtney, O'Halleran, Brownley, Rutherford, Fitzpatrick, Bacon, Mullin, and Garbarino for their leadership.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release: Bills Signed: S. 921, S. 1502, and S. 1511 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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