Speeches And Statements

Congressman Ron Paul
U.S. House of Representatives
June 25, 2002

Introduction of the Police Security Protection Act

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to help Americaís law enforcement officers by introducing the Police Security Protection Act. This legislation provides police officers with a tax credit for the purchase of armored vests.

As recent events have reminded us, professional law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day. Reducing the tax liability of law enforcement officers so they can afford armored vests is one of the best ways Congress can help these brave men and women. After all, an armored vest literally could make the difference between life or death for a police officer, I hope my colleagues will join me in helping our nationís law enforcement officers by cosponsoring the Police Security Protection Act.