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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEKLY UPDATE | 22 MARCH 2021
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes joined FOX & Friends todiscuss discuss the "perfect storm" of skyrocketing murder andviolent crime rates along with declining numbers of policeofficers. National President Yoes pointed out that the citieswhere elected officials have spewed anti-police rhetoric andcalled to "Defund the Police" are the same ones experiencingthis shocking increase in murders and other violent crimes.National President Yoes explained the dangers of these factorsand how it jeopardizes the safety of our communities and ourofficers.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews this week.
NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEKLY UPDATE 22 MARCH 2021 WASHINGTON WATCH legislative update PATRICK YOES National President Sign Up to Receive the FOP s Weekly Update JIM PASCO Executive Director
LEGISLATIVE NEWS ACTIVITY National President Patrick Yoes joined FOX Friends to discuss discuss the perfect storm of skyrocketing murder and violent crime rates along with declining numbers of police officers National President Yoes pointed out that the cities where elected officials have spewed anti police rhetoric and called to Defund the Police are the same ones experiencing this shocking increase in murders and other violent crimes National President Yoes explained the dangers of these factors and how it jeopardizes the safety of our communities and our officers National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews this week FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE GLFOP FOPNATIONAL
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald spoke with staff in the office ofSenator Amy J. Klobuchar (D-MN) regarding the “Public SafetyEmployer-Employee Cooperation Act," which is a top legislativepriority for the FOP.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of SenatorRobert P. Casey (D-PA) regarding the "Safe Interactions Act" andthe "Human-services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act."Executive Director Jim Pascogave numerous interviews onissues such as immigration,the January 6 attack on theU.S. Capitol, and gun control.Executive Director Jim Pascospoke with Ja'Ron Smith,former Deputy Assistant to thePresident, regarding the FOP'spositions on various criminaljustice reform issues.
Nominees 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 ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled:"From Miranda to Gideon: A Call for Pretrial Reform."@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommitteeon Intelligence and Counterterrorism held a hearing entitled:"State and Local Responses to Domestic Terrorism: The Attackon the U.S. Capitol and Beyond."The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearingentitled: "H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State."The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearingentitled: "Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role inPromoting Extremism and Misinformation."
THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary was deadlocked in aparty-line vote of 11-11 on the nomination of Vanita Gupta tobe Associate Attorney General. In order for Gupta's nominationto move forward, the Senate will have to take procedural stepsto advance her nomination to the Senate floor.The Senate Committee on the Judiciary advanced thenomination of Lisa O. Monaco to be Deputy Attorney Generalunanimously by voice vote.@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe Senate confirmed the nomination of Martin J. Walsh to beSecretary of the U.S. Department of Labor on a 68-29 vote.Following his confirmation, Secretary Walsh was sworn in byVice President Kamala D. Harris.
This 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”COSPONSORS3211179H.R. 82NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThis 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 SENATEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESCOSPONSORS62721H.R. 962NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE+3 NEW
This bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA), whichexempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from local andState prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure that theseofficers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carry permitholders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as use publictransportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity and wouldallow active and retired law enforcement officers to access services at U.S. postoffices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairs facilities.The "LEOSA Reform Act"@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ECOSPONSORS30311H.R. 1210NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEThe "Protect and Serve Act"This bill would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcement officerwith an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES+1 NEWCOSPONSORS18180S. 774NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSECLICK TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF BILLS SUPPORTED BY THE FOPCLICK TO SEE MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES+2 NEW
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP ACTION CENTERSOCIAL SECURITYFight for Fairness! TellCongress to pass H.R. 82, the"Social Security Fairness Act."FEDERAL OFFICERSTell Congress to support H.R.962, the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."LEOSA REFORMTell Congress to support H.R.1201, the "LEOSA Reform Act."PROTECT & SERVETell Congress to support thepolice and pass S. 774, the"Protect and Serve Act."QUALIFIED IMMUNITYTell Congress to OPPOSE theelimination of the establisheddoctrine on qualified immunity.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELETTERNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators Coons and Wicker in support oftheir bill, S. 998, the "Driving for Opportunity Act."
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELETTERNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators Leahy and Collins in support oftheir legislation, S. 878, the "Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act."
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AS OF MARCH 1, 2021@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE2021 OFFICERS SHOT & KILLEDKILLED BY GUNFIREOFFICERS SHOTOFFICERS WERE SHOT IN AMBUSH ATTACKSAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois1001420052000IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana0100201000110NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto Rico0000225031102Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, D.C.West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming0000710100000* THIS DATA WAS COLLECTED BY THE NATIONAL FOP LEGISLATIVE OFFICE *
The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding updated guidanceon when to quarantine to includeguidance for those who are vaccinated. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding COVID-19 resourcesfor State and local governmentsprovided by FEMA. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the White House, regarding a briefingfrom the White House COVID-19response team and public healthofficials.The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding an update on COVID-19 vaccinations. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREMARCH 25:READ MOREMARCH 22:READ MOREMARCH 20:READ MOREMARCH 21:READ MOREW W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R G@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICERECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEAS OF MARCH 26, 2021COVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHSOFFICERS HAVE DIEDIN THE LINE OF DUTYDUE TO COVID-19* THIS DATA WAS COLLECTED BY THE NATIONAL FOP LEGISLATIVE OFFICE *
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