TNPBA Legislative News
118th US Congress Update March 2024

April 2, 2024

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update February 2024

March 1, 2024

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update January 2024

February 2, 2024

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118th US Congress Update December 2023

January 3, 2024

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update November 2023

December 4, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update October 2023

November 3, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update September 2023

October 5, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update August 2023

September 5, 2023

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118th US Congress Update July 2023

August 2, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update June 2023

July 13, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update May 2023

June 1, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update April 2023

May 1, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update March 2023

April 10, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update February 2023

March 1, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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118th US Congress Update January 2023

February 6, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Summary

January 6, 2023

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update November 2022

December 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update October 2022

November 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update September 2022

October 3, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update August 2022

September 6, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update July 2022

August 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update June 2022

July 6, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update May 2022

June 2, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update April 2022

May 2, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update March 2022

April 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update February 2022

March 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update January 2022

February 1, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update December 2021

January 3, 2022

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update November 2021

December 1, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update October 2021

November 2, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update September 2021

October 4, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update August 2021

September 1, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update July 2021

August 2, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update June 2021

July 2, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update May 2021

June 1, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update March/April 2021

May 4, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update February 2021

March 1, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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117th US Congress Update January 2021

February 16, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Summary

January 6, 2021

The 116th Congress has adjourned. 16,601 Bills were introduced (10,573-House / 6028-Senate) of which 283 became law. This is a summary of those of interest to the Southern States PBA membership.

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116th US Congress Update December 2020

January 4, 2021

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update November 2020

December 1, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update October 2020

November 3, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update September 2020

October 1, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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Southern States Police Benevolent Association Endorses Donald Trump for President

September 3, 2020

(September 3, 2020) Raleigh, NC Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA) announced today that it is endorsing Donald Trump for President in the 2020 election. SSPBA board members and representatives met with Vice President Mike Pence in Raleigh today to announce the endorsement.

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116th US Congress Update August 2020

August 31, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update July 2020

August 3, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update June 2020

July 6, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Special Report on Police Reform June 2020

July 6, 2020

In response to the national outcry for reform of law enforcement, members of Congress have continued to introduce bills meant to change the face of policing at the state and local level.

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Southern States PBA expresses concern regarding departure from standard procedure in charging officers

June 19, 2020

Southern States PBA (SSPBA), which includes over 58,000 law enforcement officer members across the Southeast, spoke out today regarding the environment that law enforcement officers are currently working in and concerns over rushes to judgment and second-guessing of actions taken by officers.

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116th US Congress Update May 2020

June 1, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update April 2020

May 1, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update March 2020

April 3, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update February 2020

March 2, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update January 2020

February 3, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update December 2019

January 2, 2020

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update November 2019

December 5, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update October 2019

November 4, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update September 2019

October 3, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update August 2019

September 5, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update July 2019

August 2, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update June 2019

July 8, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update May 2019

June 5, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update April 2019

May 9, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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House Bill 937 Passed into Law

April 5, 2019

We are pleased that HB0937 was passed into law yesterday in Tennessee. HB0937 is the bill that increases the pay supplement from $600 to $800 for police officers and firefighters in Tennessee who complete 40 hours of in-service training. This is something that Tennessee PBA has advocated for, for several years.

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116th US Congress Update March 2019

April 3, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update February 2019

March 7, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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116th US Congress Update January 2019

February 4, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Summary

January 7, 2019

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update November 2018

December 3, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update October 2018

November 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association Endorses Bill Lee for Governor

October 11, 2018

The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Bill Lee demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the voters of Tennessee.

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The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association Endorses Marsha Blackburn for Senator

October 11, 2018

The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Marsha Blackburn demonstrated why her experience and values make her uniquely qualified to represent the voters of Tennessee.

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115th US Congress Update September 2018

October 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update August 2018

September 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update July 2018

August 8, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update June 2018

July 3, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update May 2018

June 6, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update April 2018

May 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update March 2018

April 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update February 2018

March 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update January 2018

February 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update December 2017

January 3, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update November 2017

December 4, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update October 2017

November 1, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update September 2017

October 2, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update August 2017

August 31, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update July 2017

July 31, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update June 2017

June 30, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update May 2017

June 1, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update April 2017

May 10, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update March 2017

April 3, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update February 2017

March 6, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update January 2017

February 2, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Summary

January 3, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update November 2016

December 6, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update September 2016

October 5, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update July 2016

August 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update June 2016

July 1, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update May 2016

May 31, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update April 2016

May 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update March 2016

April 4, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update February 2016

March 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update January 2016

February 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update December 2015

December 28, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update November 2015

December 1, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update October 2015

November 5, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update September 2015

October 3, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update August 2015

September 8, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2014 TNPBA Endorsed Candidates

July 10, 2014

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the TNPBA has endorsed in 2014. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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The Smoky Mountain Chapter of the TNPBA endorses Richard "Dick" Vance and David Davenport

April 28, 2014

The Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Tennessee Police Benevolent Association recently held a political screening for those candidates running for Sheriff of Jefferson County and Circuit Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District.

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113th US Congress Update September 2013

October 4, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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113th US Congress Update February 2013

March 11, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

March 1, 2013

In light of all the recent gun control debates arising in America today, the Southern States PBA would like to display our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. This is our official stance on the matter.

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112th US Congress Update December 2011

February 3, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of Congress while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during this past month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous report. Reporting of these bills are information purposes only, to you as a PBA law enforcement professional, and do not reflect the PBA's support or opposition on any specific bill.

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2010 TNPBA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the TNPBA endorsed in 2010. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.

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TNPBA Scholarship Recipient Mary Hannah Craddock

February 14, 2024

"Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa's quote serves as a guiding theme for Mary Hannah Craddock, a recent scholarship award winner for the Tennessee PBA.

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TNPBA Scholarship Recipient Madison Adams

December 13, 2023

Madison Adams, recent recipient of the Tennessee division scholarship provided by the Police Benevolent Foundation, is clearly proud of her father, Brandon Adams, and his law enforcement career.

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Tennessee Attorney Speaks on PBA's Benefit to its Members

November 7, 2022

Upon the recent successful resolution of a Tennessee PBA member?s employment case, attorney Janie Parks Varnell of Davis & Hoss, P.C. said the following:

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