Wednesday, December 21, 2022

North Carolina House Rep. tweets out 'egregious' provisions in omnibus spending bill
Congressman Dan Bishop reveals details tucked into last-minute $1.7 trillion package
Several GOP lawmakers blasted the monstrous $1.7 trillion spending bill released Tuesday morning out of the gate, with complaints that they were only given days to read the 4,155-page deal reached by some Senate Republicans and congressional Democrats in an effort to avert a government shutdown.

Now, details are trickling out about what is actually contained in the last-minute omnibus, and North Carolina GOP Rep. Dan Bishop took to Twitter to flag what he called "some of the most egregious provisions in the bill."

Bishop revealed in a tweet thread that the package "expressly prohibits [Customs and Border Protection] funding from being used to improve border security," while "at the same time, allocates $410 million towards border security for" other nations, namely Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Oman.

He condemned the priorities as "America Last in action."

The North Carolina congressman also pointed to $1.438 billion in spending for membership in global multilateral organizations, including the United Nations, $65 million for restoring Pacific salmon populations, $3...Read more, see tweets and video here.

Here's How Many Police Officers Were Shot in the Line of Duty in 2022
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"Enough is enough." That's the message from the Fraternal Order of Police as 2022 comes to a close as one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement officers across the country due to a "beyond unacceptable" increase in the number of officers shot or killed in the line of duty. That reality, the FOP explains in a new report, is a "stain on our society."

Through midnight on December 19, FOP reports that 323 officers were shot in the line of duty in 2022, a seven percent increase over the same time period in 2020 and 13 percent more than 2019. Tragically, of the officers shot on-duty since the beginning of the year, 60 were killed. That statistic is 28 percent higher than the same year-to-date period in 2020. FOP also reports 87 premeditated ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers in which 124 officers were shot and 31 were killed.

Broken out at the state level, Texas and Arizona saw the most officers shot in the line of duty with 27 and 21, respectively. Georgia saw 18 officers shot on the job, 16 officers were shot in Kentucky, and California saw 15 officers shot on the job. The FOP's full report on 2022 with additional state data released on Wednesday morning is available here.