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FOP Update - July 1, 2022

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WASHINGTON WATCHN A T I O N A L F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E W E E K L Y U P D A T E | 1 J U L Y 2 0 2 2L E G I S L A T I V E U P D A T EJIM PASCOPATRICK YOES THE VOICE OF OUR NATION'S LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERSExecutive DirectorNational President- Subscribe to the FOP’s Weekly Update -

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYL I S T E N T O E P I S O D ECLICK TO SUBSCRIBENational President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and MediaAffairs Center in Washington, D.C. this week.On this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, theseventh head of the department, to discuss a range of issues, including thecrime surge, border crisis, and domestic terrorism. Secretary Mayorkas hasserved in numerous roles with DHS and is very familiar with the challengesfacing law enforcement at all levels of government. National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with U.S. HomelandSecurity Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with Timothy J. Shea,former Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational President Patrick Yoes attended a planning meeting with the FOPLegislative Committee to discuss the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). National President Patrick Yoes attended a listening session on U.S.Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) support for the BidenAdministration's National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, hostedby Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with Concerns of PoliceSurvivors (C.O.P.S.) and the National Law Enforcement Officers MemorialFund (NLEOMF) regarding Police Week 2023 planning.National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with Rafael Mangual, aSenior Fellow and Head of Research for the Policing and Public SafetyInitiative at the Manhattan Institute.National President Patrick Yoes attended numerous meetings with FOP stateleaders to discuss outreach to Members of Congress regarding WEP and GPOlegislation.National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with Marvin G.Richardson, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms andExplosives (ATF).

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regardinglaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths and the increase of violence towards lawenforcement officers across the country. National President Patrick Yoes attended a meeting with Vice PresidentRicky Rau and Vice President Eric Mauro of United Parcel Service (UPS)Corporate Security.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withU.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding humantrafficking and smuggling contraband,particularly along the southwest border.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withMarvin G. Richardson, Deputy Director ofthe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearmsand Explosives (ATF), regarding currentATF-led task forces, particularly thoseoperating in urban areas.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholderconference call with Judiciary Committee staff from the offices of SenatorsTed Cruz (R-TX), Thomas B. Cotton (R-AR) and Joshua D. Hawley (R-MO) todiscuss S. 3635, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Matt Brownparticipated in a conference call with staff from the office of RepresentativeJefferson H. Van Drew (R-NJ), regarding the retention and recruitment of lawenforcement officers.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding law enforcement mental health and wellnessprograms and about general interactions with the Office of Justice programs(OJP), which administers many grant programs used by State and local lawenforcement agencies.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. SUPREME COURTJustice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday to join the SupremeCourt of the United States (SCOTUS). Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wasconfirmed by the Senate in April on a 53-47 vote. Justice Jackson isreplacing Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who has served on the courtsince 1994 when he was nominated by President William J. Clinton. JusticeJackson clerked for the retiring Associate Justice in 1996 while at HavardLaw School.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOSPONSORS78281203H.R. 82The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act" would expand the definition of "lawenforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal lawenforcement officers.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize theright of law enforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectivelywith their employers.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITYSOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESSCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSCOSPONSORS103222H.R. 3225COSPONSORS143S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS2510277H.R. 962COSPONSORS44036S. 1302TOP L EGI S L ATI V E PR I O RIT I E SThe “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe "LEOSA Reform Act" would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act(LEOSA), exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers fromlocal and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure thatthese officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carrypermit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as use publictransportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity and would allowactive and retired law enforcement officers to access services at U.S. postoffices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairs facilities.LEOSA REFORMCOSPONSORS220S. 1610COSPONSORS58591H.R. 1210PROTECT AND SERVEThe "Protect and Serve Act" would make it a Federal crime to target a lawenforcement officer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.COSPONSORS23230S. 774COSPONSORS80877H.R. 3079MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOPLEG I S LAT I V E P R I ORI T I ES

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STFeaturing Rick Inglima and Kevin AhlbrandThe quality of life in every community isdirectly related to the trust andcooperation in the services provided.Each is a spoke in a wheel that functionsbest when all services are connected andthe public alike. These partnershipscannot be over invested... MOREFOSTERING PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVESUBSCRIBETHE BLUE VIEW PODCASTNational President Patrick Yoes sits down with guests todiscuss the issues and current events surrounding the lawenforcement community. Each week you'll hear from lawenforcement experts, elected officials, and notable leaders!Featuring U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasThe U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity is responsible for defending ourcountry at the border and throughout theinterior. To do so, DHS has over 240,000employees, with more that 140,000 are inlaw enforcement positions... MORECRIME SURGE, BORDER CRISIS AND TERRORISM

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMFOP's 2022 Congressional CandidateQuestionnaireThe following model questionnaire has beenprepared by the Government and Media AffairsCenter and is being provided to all State andlocal Lodges to aid them in evaluating... MoreFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilled The National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 30 June, there have been 178 officersshot so far in 2022, 33 of whom were killed bygunfire. There have been 35 ambush... MoreKetanji Brown Jackson Becomes FirstBlack Woman Supreme Court Justice [TheNew York Times]H.R. 7203, the “Wally Bunker HealthcareEnhancement for Local Public SafetyRetirees Improvement Act"National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toeach of the following Representatives askingthem to support H.R. 7203, the “Wally... MoreKetanji Brown Jackson took the judicial oathjust after noon on Thursday, becoming the firstBlack woman to serve on the Supreme... More

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MAKE Y URVOICE HEARD@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP A CTI O N CE N T ERSOCIAL SECURITYThis is About Fairness! UrgeCongress to Pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act"TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSSupport Our Federal Officers byPassing the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act"TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMSupport Active and Retired LawEnforcement Officers by Passingthe "LEOSA Reform Act"TAKE ACTIONPROTECT AND SERVEUrge Congress to Protect OurPolice Officers and Pass the"Protect and Serve Act"TAKE ACTIONHELPER ACTSupport Law Enforcement! Tell Congress to Pass H.R. 3172/S. 2981TAKE ACTIONCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGWe Must Fight for the Right toBargain Collectively! UrgeCongress to Pass H.R. 3225TAKE ACTION

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?VIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNCOVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEW W W .F O PC O VI D 1 9 . O R GOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 1 JULY 2022COVID-19 VaccineMandates in PublicSector EmploymentQUESTIONS & ANSWERSREAD MORE READ MOREPOLICY STATEMENTCOVID-19 VaccineRequirements andMandates@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOV I D -19 A CTI V I TYREAD MOREAs COVID cases have declined and restrictions have been eased, there havebeen fewer newsworthy developments regarding the state of the pandemicand available resources germane to law enforcement. For this reason, thiswebsite will no longer be updated on a regular basis, but we will certainlyprovide any new and relevant information as it becomes available.JULY 1

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEARN MORE LEARN MORELEARN MORELEARN MOREOn the Blue View, a weekly podcastpresented by the National FraternalOrder of Police, you'll hear from lawenforcement experts, electedofficials, and other notable leadersto gain insight into the issues andcurrent events surrounding the lawenforcement community. The Collaborative Reform InitiativeTechnical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no cost, customizedtechnical assistance solutionsdesigned to meet the uniqueneeds of state, local, tribal, &campus law enforcement agenciesthroughout the United States.The COPS Office awards grants tohire community policingprofessionals, develop and testinnovative policing strategies, andprovide training and technicalassistance to community members,local government leaders, and alllevels of law enforcement. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)provides innovative leadership toFederal, state, local, and tribal justicesystems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices, andproviding grants for theimplementation of these crimefighting strategies. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOFFICE OF JUSTICEPROGRAMSADD I T ION A L RE S O URC E S

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEDONATEClick HereDONATEClick HerePOL I T ICA L ACT I O N C O M MIT T E ECAN YOU CHIP IN $5?The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving the workingconditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we servethrough education, legislation, information, community involvement, andemployee representation. The National FOP PAC is the power behind our organization's punch onCapitol Hill, representing its members in the most effective way possible.Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in yourdepartment, lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to the NFOP PAC.Please contact the National Legislative Office to learn about the variousways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison JIM PASCOExecutive DirectorMARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison DAVID TABOHLegislative Liaison MATT BROWNLegislative Liaison 328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002PHONE: 202-547-8189 ▪ FAX: 202-547-8190W A S H I N G T O N D . C . S T A F F