Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted to support H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act. This legislation amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include the killing or attempted killing of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.
Just last week, I stated that the American people need to have the confidence that our most trusted public institutions are independent and objective arbiters of justice. Considering this decision was made by the Deputy Attorney General on the basis of public trust in our process, and not from pervasive partisan politics, I completely support it.
Washinton, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted in support of H.R. 2169, the Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act. This legislation requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify gaps in information sharing among fusion centers and coordinate with the appropriate Federal agency to deploy provide access to these systems.