Congressman Gonzalez Releases Statement On The Signing Of The Jaime Zapata And Victor Avila Federal Officers And Employees Protection Act Into Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, November 19, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released the following statement on the signing of the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act into law by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.:
“Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila sought to protect our democracy and the values we hold dear. South Texas mourns the loss of Jaime and will never forget the injuries Victor Avila suffered.
I was heartened to see President Biden sign the “Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act” into law yesterday. Our law enforcement officers are integral to the safety of our nation. We must be able to afford them the same protections they have when on American soil and bring to justice those who seek to harm our agents serving abroad.”