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 | 2 2 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 -
@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 attended numerous meetings with FOP Stateleaders to discuss outreach to Members of Congress regarding WEP and GPOlegislation.On this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Keith Turney, National FOP Sergeant at Arms, to discuss theimportance of incorporating multiple viewpoints and subject matter expertisetowards effective and efficient solutions when it comes to training America’slaw enforcement officers.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regardinglaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths and the increase of violence towards lawenforcement officers across the country.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYExecutive Director Jim Pasco represented the FOP at the swearing-in andinvestiture of Steven M. Dettelbach as the new Director of the Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). U.S. Attorney GeneralMerrick B. Garland delivered remarks at the event.At this event, Executive Director Pasco spoke to General Garland about theprogress being made to provide Federal assistance to State and local lawenforcement agencies dealing with our nation’s violent crime crisis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas about domestic terrorism and other issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Associate U.S.Attorney General, about critical vacancies within the U.S. Department ofJustice, particularly in the Office of Justice Programs and the Office ofCommunity Oriented Policing Services.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erin E. Murphy, Senior PolicyAdvisor for Criminal Justice for the Domestic Policy Council, regarding thehistoric increase in Federal assistance to State and local law enforcement.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with the Senate JudiciaryCommittee majority and minority staff about an upcoming hearing onviolence against law enforcement officers.
@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 spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Steny H. Hoyer (R-MD), the House Majority Leader, regardingH.R. 82, the “Social Security Fairness Act,” and the rule on the unreportedbills being added to the Consensus Calendar.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholderconference call with staff in the office of Senator Benjamin E. Sasse (R-NE) regarding S. 3635, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholder callwith staff in the office of Representative Val V. Demings regarding theupcoming vote on H.R. 5768, the “Violent Incident Clearance andTechnological Investigative Methods (VICTIM) Act.” We expect the bill will beconsidered on the House floor next week.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Committee on Judiciary favorably reported and advanced H.R.1808, the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2021," on a 25-18 vote. This bill wouldmake it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess asemiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large-capacity ammunition feedingdevice (LCAFD). It also places restrictions on semi-automatic rifles with fixedmagazines that can fit more than 10 rounds, bump fire stocks, high-capacityfeeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds, and semi-automaticshotguns with specific features. It is unclear when the bill will be voted on bythe full House. The House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on EmergencyPreparedness, Response and Recovery held a hearing entitled "SupportingUnderserved Communities in Emergency Management."The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing entitled "TheChanging Election Security Landscape: Threats to Election Officials andInfrastructure." Examined at this hearing were the increase in the prevalenceof threats on election officials, and potential solutions involving State andlocal law enforcement agencies. The House Committee on the Judiciary favorably reported H.R. 2814, the"Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act," on a 24-18 vote.The bill will now go the House floor for a full vote.
THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON THE UNITED STATES SENATE The Senate Committee on Judiciary held a hearing entitled After the Highland Park Attack Protecting Our Communities from Mass Shootings This hearing examined potential Federal solutions to counter future instances of firearm violence impacting children at schools Providing testimony at this hearing were numerous stakeholders surrounding this issue The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled Nomination of the Honorable David P Pekoske to be Administrator Transportation Security Administration TSA U S Department of Homeland Security DHS The Senate Committee on Judiciary held an Executive Business Meeting to examine pending legislation and to consider numerous nominations for the United States Sentencing Commission NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE GLFOP FOPNATIONAL
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOSPONSORS87293206H.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 SENATECOSPONSORS2510378H.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.+ 1 NEW
@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
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STFeaturing Former Acting DEA Administrator Tim SheaFor the past several years, the FOP hasbeen sounding the alarm about thenationwide surge in crime. All across thecountry, our communities are seeing thereal-life, and often deadly, consequencesof rogue prosecutors failing to hold violent,repeat criminals accountable... MOREROGUE PROSECUTORS AND THE RISE IN CRIMESUBSCRIBETHE 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 National Sergeant at Arms Keith TurneyIncorporating multiple viewpoints andsubject matter expertise towards effectiveand efficient solutions is critical, especiallywhen it comes to training America’s lawenforcement officers... MOREPOLICE TRAINING BY THE FIELD, FOR THE FIELD
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMStatement from National FOP PresidentYoes on Police Response in Uvalde,TexasPatrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, offered the followingstatement regarding the recent report by theTexas House Investigative Committee... MorePresident Biden knows what works to make ourcommunities safer: investing in communitypolicing and crime prevention. We need to fundpolice who walk the beat, know theneighborhood, are accountable to... MOREFACT SHEET: President Biden’s SaferAmerica Plan [The White House]Attorney General Merrick B. Garland todayreleased the following statement on thecapture of Rafael Caro-Quintero, one of theFBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives... MOREStatement from Attorney General MerrickB. Garland on Capture of Rafael Caro-Quintero [DOJ]David Dorn murder: St. Louis man foundguilty in death of retired police captainduring night of looting [Fox News]A Missouri jury found Stephan Cannon, the 26-year-old accused of gunning down retired St.Louis Police Capt. David Dorn during a... More
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
Been Exposed?Are You Sick?VIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNCOVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEWW W.F OPC OVID1 9.O RGOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 22 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 22
@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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