Cortez Masto’s bill to help police passes Senate

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

A bill authored by U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
The legislation is designed to help support small police agencies across the country. It contains $250 million over the next five years to support small police agencies pay for training, mental health support and recruitment.
Cortez Masto said in her conversations with Nevada law enforcement officials, smaller police departments can struggle to access to the resources they need to keep their communities safe.
Grassley said the same issues are being faced by law enforcement in Iowa, especially recruiting and retaining officers. He said the Invest to Protect Act will provide small agencies with the funding and support they need.
The legislation goes to the House for approval.
Cortez Masto is a former Nevada attorney general and former federal prosecutor.


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