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Chabot and Scalise Listen to Local Law Enforcement Leaders

Cincinnati, OH - Representative Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) welcomed Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to Cincinnati on Thursday for a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement leaders. At the roundtable, Chabot, Scalise and law enforcement officials discussed the challenges facing police departments and other first responders and how Congress can be helpful providing them with the tools they need to better serve our communities. 

“The brave men and women in law enforcement make selfless sacrifices every day to keep our communities safe. They deserve our gratitude and our support as the challenges they face continue to grow and evolve. One of my top priorities in Congress is helping to provide police officers and other first responders the resources they need to continue to perform their critical duties, and today's roundtable is an extremely important part of that process. I would like to thank all the officers who joined Whip Scalise and I to discuss the challenges they face within Ohio’s First District. Hearing firsthand about their needs allows us to return to Congress to advance legislation to reform, improve, and better assist our law enforcement officers and agencies in the difficult jobs they perform to keep the rest of us safe, ” said Representative Steve Chabot

“Each day, our brave police officers put their lives on the line to keep us and our families safe. I would like to thank my good friend Congressman Chabot for inviting me to meet with members of Ohio’s law enforcement community and discuss the challenges that they face due to dangerous anti-police rhetoric from the radical left. I heard firsthand about the need to strengthen our police departments, protect our children, and secure our schools. Democrats’ support for the ‘Defund the Police’ movement has led to a surge in violent crime in cities across the country and a record number of police retirements. We must raise morale among our rank-and-file officers and let them know that they have Republicans’ full support,” said House Republican Whip Steve Scalise.

In addition to Chabot and Scalise, the following law enforcement officials attended the roundtable: Chief Scott Hughes, Hamilton Twp.; Chief Jeff Mitchell, Lebanon; Chief Adam Colon, Franklin; Resource Officer Amanda Meyers, Franklin; Sgt. Dan Hils, Cincinnati FOP President; Chief John Crowell, Montgomery; Chief Michael Simos, St. Bernard; Chief Tim Holloway, Evendale.