Congressman Kim Passes Amendment to Address Mental Health, Suicide Issues with Law Enforcement

March 5, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Passes Amendment to Address Mental Health, Suicide Issues with Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) to H.R. 1140, the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act. The amendment would address widely reported mental health and violence issues by Federal Air Marshals by ensuring the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) works with the Federal Air Marshal Service to provide solutions.

Congressman Kim’s speech in support of this amendment can be found by clicking here.

“Our law enforcement officers who work every day to keep thousands of airline passengers and crew safe are in a state of emergency, and it’s up to us to find solutions,” said Congressman Kim. “This amendment will give our Federal Air Marshals the help they need at this critical time. The cost of inaction is too high. It’s time for us to work together to save lives and honor the work these men and women do every day.”

The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act would strengthen the security operations of the TSA by providing TSA officers additional workplace rights and protections. The bill has been endorsed by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and the American Federation of Government of Employees (AFGE).

Congressman Kim is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.

 

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