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Press Release

Rep. Pete King Fights for First Responders

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and I held a news conference at Ladder 25 firehouse in Manhattan to announce we are supporting The Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act which will require the Dept. of Justice to post on its website WEEKLY updates for all pending claims and report to Congress every 6 months the basis for the delay for any claim not processed with one year. This legislation is supported by many police and fire organizations and I will do all that I can to get it passed in the House, as I know Sen. Gillibrand will in the Senate. Police and firefighters deserve no less.

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With all of the partisan political struggles that get media attention every day, it is important to remember that America and the world face constant critical and possibly existential threats.

Even more than Islamist terrorism, there is the severe threat of cyber attacks from Russia, Iran, China and international criminal enterprises. At the annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the leaders of America's Intelligence Community emphasized the necessity of protecting our critical defense, intelligence and industrial critical infrastructure from governmental and non-state hackers. As we saw in the 2016 elections there are the propaganda and surreptitious attacks on our democratic process.

Of course threats from a nuclear armed North Korea, a potential nuclear armed Iran, an expansion China and a resurgent Russia remain as do the ever deadly Islamist terrorist threats from ISIS, Al Qaeda and their offshoots and splinter groups.

We must face the reality that we live in an extremely dangerous world which is why it is vital that the Trump Administration continue to rebuild our military and we make sure that our intelligence agencies receive all the funding and all the moral support they need and deserve to protect Americans at home and American interests around the world. God Bless America!!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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