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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE | WEEKLY UPDATE | 15 FEBRUARY 2021FOP Members Preparing for Day On The Hill 2021;Urging Congress to Support Our Law Enforcement
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pascohad a zoom call with Kristen M. Clarke, who has been nominated to bethe Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division within theU.S. Department of Justice, to discuss her vision for the Division andhow she would operate the Division, if confirmed.National President Patrick Yoes spoke with Representative Garret N.Graves (R-LA) regarding matters pertaining to law enforcement.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEKLY UPDATE 15 FEBRUARY 2021 WASHINGTON WATCH legislative update FOP Members Preparing for Day On The Hill 2021 Urging Congress to Support Our Law Enforcement PATRICK YOES National President Sign Up to Receive the FOP s Weekly Update JIM PASCO Executive Director
LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Representative Peter A. Stauber (R-MN) regarding thePublic Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act and other toppriorities of the FOP.FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonMark McDonald spoke with staff in the office of Representative BrianK. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) regarding the Public Safety Employer-EmployeeCooperation Act.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with majority andminority staff with the House Committee on the Judiciary regardingpolicing reform plans for the week of 1 March.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Senator John Cornyn III (R-TX) regarding the Back the BlueAct.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) regarding the NICSDenial Notification Act.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Representative Abigail A. Spanberger (D-VA) regarding FOPpriorities and other legislation.
Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonMark McDonald spoke with staff in the office of Senator WilliamMorgan "Bill" Cassidy (R-LA) regarding legislation that protects thepersonal data of law enforcement officers and others from beingbought and sold by malicious actors.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) regardingpolicing reform plans.FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Senator Timothy E. Scott (R-SC) regarding policing reformplans.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theoffice of Senator Roy Dean Blunt (R-MO) regarding FOP priorities.
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@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTHE UNITED STATES SENATETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House was in a pro-forma session this week.The Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on theConstitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a virtualhearing entitled: H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to ReparativeJustice in America.The Committee on Ways and Means' Subcommittee onOversight held a hearing entitled: Hearing on Free TaxPreparation Services During the Pandemic.The Senate was in a pro-forma session this week.
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”COSPONSORS226543H.R. 82NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE+7 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 BILLFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
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@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding COVID-19resources for those working withpersons who use drugs or havesubstance use disorders.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding updated COVID-19FAQs for correctional and detentioncenters.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services, regarding the BidenAdministration purchasing 200 millionadditional vaccine doses.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding what to expect atyour COVID-19 vaccine appointment.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREFEBRUARY 19:READ MOREFEBRUARY 18:READ MOREFEBRUARY 15:READ MOREFEBRUARY 16: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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