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Goodlatte Applauds Executive Action to Strengthen Public Safety

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Washington, February 9, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive action to protect law enforcement, strengthen public safety, fight crime, and dismantle drug cartels:

“Our nation continues to face a number of public safety threats, and I applaud President Trump for taking action to improve the security of our communities. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed an increase in attacks on law enforcement officers, a rise in violent crime in our nation’s cities, and a continued flow of illicit and dangerous drugs pouring into the United States. These threats to the rule of law and public safety must be addressed so that we protect Americans and police officers from harm. President Trump’s executive orders are a good first step toward restoring law and order, and I look forward to working with the President, Attorney General Sessions, and Secretary Kelly on other measures to increase the safety of our citizens and security of our nation.”
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