U.S. Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) introduced the "Congress Observing Police Service (COPS)" Resolution, which would require each sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives to participate in a ride-along with law enforcement in their respective district once per session of Congress
"Having the opportunity to witness first-hand the challenges that law enforcement encounters every day is a vital step towards bridging the divide between supporters of those in the blue uniform and the "Defund the Police" movement," said Rep. Bill Johnson. 
"Our law enforcement heroes put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe," said Rep. William Timmons (SC-04). 
"The COPS resolution will help bridge the divide between lawmakers and our law enforcement officers, instilling respect for the role our men and women in blue play in protecting our communities, and helping our lawmakers be better advocates for our law enforcement community." said Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington's 4th District. 
Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania's 9th District says it's easy to second guess members of law enforcement until you walk a mile in their shoes.
"Getting in a cruiser will give our members of congress the opportunity to discuss with law enforcement the split-second decisions they make each day when they are protecting and serving our citizens," Meuser said.