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FOP Update - October 15, 2021

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes worked out ofthe Government and Media Affairs Center inWashington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes participated in numerousplanning meetings for Police Week 2021 and the FOP's 40thAnnual Peace Officers' Memorial Service.National President Patrick Yoes participated in three survivorbriefings.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes participated in a meeting of theNational Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's (NLEOMF)Executive Board.National President Patrick Yoes and members of the ExecutiveBoard attended the Concerns of Police Survivors' (C.O.P.S.)annual Blue Honor Gala.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes spoke with Cedric L. Richmond,Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White HouseOffice of Public Engagement, regarding the 40th Annual PeaceOfficers' Memorial Service.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a Zoom boardmeeting of the International Council of Police RepresentativeAssociations (ICPRA).

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes welcomed the law enforcementofficers and recruits as they arrived at the National LawEnforcement Officers Memorial after running from Philadelphia,Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. to honor of those officers whodied in the line of duty.National President Patrick Yoes met with U.S. Deputy AttorneyGeneral Lisa O. Monaco.National President Patrick Yoes met with U.S. Assistant AttorneyGeneral Kristen M. Clarke, Civil Rights Division within the U.S.Department of Justice (DOJ).National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director JimPasco attended a meeting with U.S. Deputy Attorney General LisaO. Monaco, U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, RobertChapman, Acting Director of the Office of Community OrientedPolicing Services, and Vince Davenport, Associate Deputy Directorof the Bureau of Justice Assistance, regarding officer wellnessissues.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief ofStaff to the Attorney General, regarding criminal justice reform.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Stefanie G. Feldman,Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to theDirector of the Domestic Policy Council, regarding a range ofdomestic policy issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Cedric L. Richmond,Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White HouseOffice of Public Engagement, regarding COVID-19 and criminaljustice reform.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviewsin regard to law enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the crime wavemany cities across America are experiencing as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviewsin regard to criminal justice reform and the nationwide increasein violent crime.Executive Director Jim Pasco also gave numerous mediainterviews pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic andvaccinations and the impacts on public safety. The NationalFOP believes in the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines andthat vaccinations work to prevent people from becominginfected by or transmitting COVID-19. However, the NationalFOP continues to believe that whether or not to accept thevaccine is a personal decision. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong,Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, regardingmanpower issues within the U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS) as well as border security. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Deputy AttorneyGeneral Lisa O. Monaco regarding U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ) vacancies and the surge in violent crime.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald participated in a monthly call withcriminal justice stakeholders.Staff in the Government and Media Affairs Center prepared forthe FOP's 40th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service.READ MORE: PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL SERVICE

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The House agreed to H.Res. 761 on a 219-206 vote earlier thisweek. This resolution would raise the United States debt limitby $480 billion. The debt limit extension would give the U.S.Department of the Treasury the ability to raise enough funds tofulfill the government's financial obligations. These funds areexpected to sustain the government at least through 3December 2021.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearingentitled: "Domestic Violent Extremist Groups and theRecruitment of Veterans."By KEVIN FREKING, ALAN FRAM and ALEXANDRA JAFFE By KEVIN FREKING13 October 2021The House has approved a short-termincrease to the nation’s debt limit,ensuring the federal government cancontinue fully paying its bills intoDecember and temporarily averting anunprecedented default that would havedecimated the economy.

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The Senate was in a Pro Forma Session this week. THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe Senate was in a Pro Forma session this week.Fraternal Order of PoliceGovernment & Media Affairs Center

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FOP NEWSROOMThe National FOP will take every step and useevery available approach to protect ourmembers and their rights as these issuesdevelop. We are prepared to... READ MOREICYMI: Updates Police Statementregarding COVID-19 VaccinesThere’s a surge in violence against lawenforcement officers... The National FOPreports 93 officers have been shot in attacksthis year, and 21 of them died. Last year, therewere 48 attacks and 12 deaths... READ MOREAmbush attacks against law enforcementofficers increase [WKRG News 5]The Justice Department on Wednesday willpress the Supreme Court to reinstate BostonMarathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s deathsentences, despite President... READ MOREBoston Bomber Death Sentence PushTests Biden’s Abolition Pledge[Bloomberg Law]The National Fraternal Order of Police invitesyou to join us for the 40th Annual NationalPeace Officers’ Memorial Service at 12pm EDTon October 16. It is our honor to host officersfrom across the country and the... WATCHJoin Us for the 40th Annual PeaceOfficers' Memorial Service

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FOP NEWSROOMToday, at a roundtable with state and local lawenforcement, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O.Monaco and Associate Attorney General VanitaGupta announced alongside... READ MOREJustice Department Announces Fundingto Promote Law Enforcement MentalHealth and Wellness [DOJ]According to the National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial Fund, COVID-19 is now theleading cause of death for police officersnationwide, more than firearms and traffic-related fatalities combined... WATCHCOVID-19 is now the leading cause ofdeath among US police [Today]The rise in violent crime in Chicago has boiledover, drawing concern from business leadersand leading to political infighting among thosecharged with keeping the city... READ MOREChicago business leaders say risingcrime threatens city's economic future[NBC News]The partner of slain Chicago police Officer EllaFrench was released from a rehab facilityThursday after suffering several gunshotwounds two months ago during... READ MORESlain Chicago cop Ella French's woundedpartner released from rehab, greeted byfellow officers [Fox News]

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SOCIAL SECURITYFight for Fairness! TellCongress to pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act."TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSTell Congress to support H.R.962, the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMTell Congress to support the"LEOSA Reform Act."TAKE ACTIONPROTECT & SERVETell Congress to support thepolice and pass the "Protectand Serve Act."TAKE ACTIONQUALIFIED IMMUNITYTell Congress to OPPOSE theelimination of the establisheddoctrine on qualified immunity.TAKE ACTIONFOP ACTION CENTERCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGTell Congress to SUPPORTcollective bargaining rights forpublic safety employees.TAKE ACTION

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MOREREAD MOREVIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNThe National FOP provided memberswith information that was shared duringa White House COVID-19 ResponseTeam press briefing, where public healthofficials gave a general update on theCOVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEOCTOBER 12:W W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R GThe National FOP provided memberswith information, released by the Foodand Drug Administration, regarding anupdate to the various actions the FDAhas taken to combat COVID-19. OCTOBER 14:COVID-19 ACTIVITYREAD MORE READ MORE

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