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H.R. 2314: Protect Our Police Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 1, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

The bill’s supporters are in the tank for Trump — literally.

Context

Since 1997, the so-called 1033 Program allows the U.S. military to loan its surplus or extra equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country. Through the years, that has included items such as armored trucks, bayonets, and grenade launchers.

These are considered loans because the property still technically belongs to the Department of Defense, so in theory they could ask for it back, although in practice that rarely happens. However, it does happen occasionally — under an Obama administration executive order, all 138 grenade launchers loaned out on the program through the years were prohibited and returned in ...


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2314

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Mast, Mr. Garbarino, Ms. Herrell, and Mr. Kustoff) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To codify Executive Order 13809, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect Our Police Act.

2.

Codification of Executive Order 13809

(a)

In general

Executive Order 13809 (82 Fed. Reg. 41499; restoring State, Tribal, and local law enforcement’s access to life-saving equipment and resources), as in effect on August 28, 2017, shall have the force and effect of law, without modification, unless modified or authorized to be modified after the date of the enactment of this Act by a subsequent Act of Congress.

(b)

Limitation on subsequent Executive Orders

In accordance with subsection (a), the President may not reinstate the Executive Order revoked by Executive Order 13809 or establish any substantially similar Executive Order.