Monday, March 05, 2007

Sen. Webb (D-VA) gets even more done today...

Man, I know people hate to hear it, but Jim Webb has really done more in office these first few months than George Allen EVER did throughout his term.

From the website of Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA):
March 3, 2007
Webb Commends Passage of Amendment To Provide Training To Rural Law Enforcement Officers

Legislation to Offer Unique Training for Virginia's Rural Police Force

Washington, DC—Senator Jim Webb of Virginia today commended the passage of legislation that provides cutting-edge training for law enforcement officers in rural communities. Offered as an amendment to the 9/11 Commission Homeland Security Legislation, today's 82-1 vote creates a Rural Policing Institute (RPI) within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

"The post-9/11 environment has increased demands placed on our law enforcement agencies," said Senator Webb. "In addition, our rural communities are facing new challenges, particularly with the spread of methamphetamines."

The Rural Policing Institute will offer comprehensive training programs designed to address the needs of rural law enforcement agencies, including combating methamphetamine addiction and distribution, domestic violence and law enforcement response related to school shootings.

"We count on our more than 17,000 local law enforcement officials to serve as the Commonwealth's first responders, but our officers in rural Virginia communities face unique challenges. This Rural Policing program will ensure that they receive the training that they need to address such an array of issues.

"In addition to this amendment today, I will continue to work with my Senate colleagues to ensure the full implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations to increase the security of our nation," said Webb.

The Senate is scheduled to pass the 9/11 Commission homeland security bill next week.

4 Comments:

Blogger DougHed said...

He was excellent on hardball at 5. Catch him again on the 7 edition about a quarter after.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

We are waiting impatiently right now.

Where the hell have you been, BTW?

7:06 PM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

HE. WAS. AWESOME!!!

7:18 PM  
Blogger DougHed said...

oh, ha, sorry- working 70 hour weeks. I had a huge client deliverable all of February. I finally came out of the dungeon, now I'm ready to get my March madness on.

7:20 PM  

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