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FOP Update - Week of February 8, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWASHINGTON WATCHlegislative updateNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE | WEEKLY UPDATE | 8 FEBRUARY 2021

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes was in Nashville, TN, this week forthe FOP's 2021 Wellness Summit and Leadership Matters seminars.Also in attendance were National Vice President Joe Gamaldi,National Secretary Jimmy Holderfield, National Sergeant-At-ArmsKeith Turney and National Trustees Chairman Rob Pride.

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National President Patrick Yoes, Executive Director Jim Pasco andSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had a zoom call withCedric L. Richmond, Senior Advisor to the President and Director ofthe White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding FOPinteraction with the White House as well as the American RescuePlan, including COVID-19 funding for law enforcement agencies.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONALF RAT E R NAL O RDE R OF P O L I C E@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Stefanie Feldman, DeputyAssistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Director of theDomestic Policy Council, regarding presidential nominations. SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OFTHE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Alejandro N. Mayorkas,Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, regarding FOPinteraction with DHS.Executive Director Jim Pasco had numerous media calls regardingthe January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.

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Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on aconference call hosted by Karinda L. Washington, Acting AssistantSecretary for the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the U.S.Department of Homeland Security. On the call, the AssistantSecretary for Border Security and Immigration, David Shahoulian,briefed State and local elected officials and law enforcementregarding updates to the Migrant Protection Protocols.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco and Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson had a conference call with Robert Chapman, ActingDirector of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, todiscuss areas of mutual interest in the new Administration.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Senator John Cornyn III (R-TX) regarding pending DOJnominations before the Senate Judiciary Committee.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLegislative Liaison Mark McDonald had a conference call with lawenforcement stakeholder groups to discuss potential legislativeaction in the coming months.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of RepresentativeThomas E. Emmer, Jr. (R-MN) regarding the “Community OutpostOutreach and Engagement Act."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonand Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyusspoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)regarding the “Police Officers ProtectingChildren Act” and the “LEOSA Reform Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus had a monthly call with criminal justice stakeholders.Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson spoke with staff inthe office of Representative ValV. Demings (D-FL) regarding the"Protect and Serve Act" and otherbills of importance to the FOP.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONNominees that have been confirmed by the Senate T H E W H I T E H O U S E@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPRepresentative William J. Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) reintroduced H.R. 962,the "Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act." The legislation, which is atop priority for the FOP, would expand the definition of "lawenforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include allFederal law enforcement officers. Fraternal Order of PoliceNational Legislative OfficeF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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THE UNITED STATES SENATETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trumpbegan in the Senate this week, over which Senator Patrick J. Leahy(D-VT) presided. After both sides concluded their argumentspertaining to the constitutionality of the impeachment of a formerpresident, House impeachment managers had the floor for the firsttwo days, former President Trump’s counsel the next two.At the conclusion of the trial, the Senate will vote on conviction oracquittal, with each individual Senator saying “guilty” or “not guilty”without elaboration. A two-thirds vote is required for conviction.The single article of impeachmentstates that President Trump incited aninsurrection against the government ofthe United States.Once the arguments are completed, the next phase of theimpeachment trial begins with Senators having a total of four hoursto question the two parties.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESThis bill would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salaryand retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act"This bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the"Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.The “Social Security Fairness Act”COSPONSORS215837H.R. 82NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE+37 NEW@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPCOSPONSORS231H.R. 962NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENewly IntroducedThis bill would recognize the right of law enforcement and other publicsafety officers to bargain collectively with their employers.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATECLICK HERE TO URGE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THIS BILLCLICK HERE TO URGE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THIS BILLF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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CLICK TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF BILLS SUPPORTED BY THE FOPThis bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA), whichexempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from local and Stateprohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure that these officers areable to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carry permit holders in areaslike schools and national parks, as well as use public transportation and extendsthe exemption to magazine capacity and would allow active and retired lawenforcement officers to access services at U.S. post offices, Social SecurityAdministration offices or Veterans' Affairs facilities.The "LEOSA Reform Act"The "Protect and Serve Act"This bill would would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcementofficer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.CLICK TO SEE MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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National President Yoes released the following statement regarding the introduction ofthe Law Enforcement Equity Act, which is a top legislative priority for the FOPPRESS RELEASE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LETTER@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Yoes sent a letter to Representative Deutch in support of H.R. 929,which provides a technical fix to the Elderly Home Detention Pilot (EHDP) programFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LETTER@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Yoes sent a letter to Representative Banks in support of H.R. 288,which would codify the existing qualified immunity doctrineFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LETTER@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Yoes sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support ofthe nomination of Merrick B. Garland to be the next Attorney GeneralFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LETTER@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Yoes sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting thenomination of Lisa O. Monaco to be the next Deputy Attorney GeneralFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LETTER@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Yoes provided the Senate Judiciary Committee with the FOP's views onthe nomination of Vanita Gupta to be the next Associate Attorney GeneralFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding a COVID-19vaccine toolkit for essential workers.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby Ogletree Deakins, regarding providingworkers’ compensation coverage duringCOVID-19.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration, regarding the schedulingof an advisory committee meeting todiscuss the Janssen Biotech Inc.(Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding a COVID-19 responseupdate.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREFEBRUARY 11:READ MOREFEBRUARY 10:READ MOREFEBRUARY 7:READ MOREFEBRUARY 8:READ MOREW W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R GRECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving theworking conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety ofthose we serve through education, legislation, information,community involvement, and employee representation. Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member inyour department, lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to theNFOP PAC. Please contact the National Legislative Office to learnabout the various ways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.The NFOP PAC is the power behindour organization's punch on CapitolHill, representing its members inthe most effective way possible. CAN YOU CHIP IN $5?Call:202-547-8189Email:mmason@fop.netTHE NATIONAL FOP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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MICHELLE MASONAdministrative Assistant mmason@fop.netR E B E C C A T Y U SLegislative Liaison rtyus@fop.netMARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaisonmmcdonald@fop.netJ E S S I C A C A H I L LPress Liaison jcahill@fop.netTIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison trichardson@fop.net328 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002Phone: 202-547-8189 Fax: 202-547-8190T H E S T E V E Y O U N G Law Enforcement Legislative Advocacy CenterJ I M P A S C OExecutive Director jpasco@fop.netWASHINGTON D.C. STAFF@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E