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FOP Update - August 5, 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 | 5 A U G U S T 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 SUBSCRIBEOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Tom Stamatakis, President of the Canadian Police Association(CPA) and Chairman of the International Council of Police RepresentativeAssociations (ICPRA), to discuss the CPA, cultural differences, challengesfacing Canadian law enforcement, and the community engagement of police. National President Patrick Yoesattended memorial services inAlbuquerque, New Mexico for pastNational President Gilbert G.Gallegos. Gallegos served asNational President from 1995-2001.

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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 the Louisiana State FOPConference in Bossier, Louisiana.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regardinglaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the increase of violence toward lawenforcement officers across the country, and the recently released report onthe Robb Elementary School shooting.National President Patrick Yoes attended numerous meetings with FOP Stateleaders regarding H.R. 82/S. 1302, the “Social Security Fairness Act,” whichwould repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the GovernmentPension Offset (GPO), in current law.National President Patrick Yoes attended the Pennsylvania State FOPConference in Erie, Pennsylvania.National President Patrick Yoes attended a joint conference between theTexas State FOP and the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) in SanAntonio, Texas.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Attorney General Merrick B.Garland regarding the passage of H.R. 6943, the "Public Safety OfficerSupport Act."

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant tothe President for Criminal Justice and Guns, regarding firearm-relatedinitatives.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson attended a conference call withSenate majority staff from the Committee on Homeland Security andGovernmental Affairs regarding S. 1116, the “Federal Firefighters FairnessAct,” and the FOP’s support for an amendment that would include lawenforcement officers in the bill’s reform of the Federal worker'scompensation program in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding grant funding for programs addressing officerwellness, and U.S. Department of Justice anti-violent crime task forces.Executive Director Jim Pasco had numerous calls to discuss the FOP'songoing objections to the nomination of Gigi B. Sohn to serve as aCommissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), due to heranti-police rhetoric and opposition to the lawful access of encrypted digitalevidence by law enforcement.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholdercall with staff from the Office of the Associate U.S. Attorney General to discussthe U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to administratively enforce Title VIand nondiscrimination provisions for DOJ programs.

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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 conference callwith staff in the offices of Representatives H. Thompson Rice (R-SC) andAbigail A. Spanberger (D-VA) regarding H.R. 6375, the “COPS on the BeatGrant Program Reauthorization and Parity Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a call with staff inthe office of Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) about a draft bill to prohibitor limit the sale of enhanced body armor.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a conference callwith staff from the offices of Representatives Joshua S. Gottheimer (D-NJ)and John H. Rutherford (R-FL) to discuss H.R. 6448/S. 3860, the “Invest toProtect Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in numerousconference calls with minority and majority staff to discuss a possible earlyreturn of the House to consider a reconciliation bill and the policing bills thatwere previously scheduled for votes before the recess.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson communicated with majority andminority House leadership staff about pending police-related bills previouslyscheduled for floor action.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESOur thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2) and the two Congressional staffers who were killed ina car accident this week. The more than 364,000 members of the FOPexpress our sincere condolences for the losses of these public servants.The House was in a pro-forma session this week.THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on Judiciary held a hearing entitled "Oversight of theFederal Bureau of Investigation." Providing testimony at the hearing wasChristopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). CONTINUES ON THE NEXT PAGE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEH.R. 2992, the "TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act," will require theBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to establish crisis intervention training toolsfor first responders; andH.R. 6943, the "Public Safety Officer Support Act," amends the Omnibus CrimeControl and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize public safety officer deathbenefits to officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stressdisorder, and other related disorders who commit or attempt to commit suicide.S. 2151, the "Strong Communities Act," would build on the community-policingmodel by establishing a grant program for local law enforcement agencies toassist in recruiting officers from their own community;S. 3860, the "Invest to Protect Act," would establish a grant program, administeredby the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, that would be used forthe training of officers from police departments that employ less than 200 lawenforcement officers;S. 4003, the "Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act," would provide $70million in annual grant funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice AssistanceGrant (Byrne-JAG) to State and local law enforcement agencies to train officers inde-escalation tactics and alternatives to the use of force; andS. 4007, the "Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act," directs the U.S.Department of Justice to develop a treatment program for public safety officersexperiencing acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).The Senate passed six FOP-supported bills all by unanimous consent. These twobills will be sent to the President:The other four bills will be sent to the House for a vote:READ NATIONAL PRESIDENT YOES' PRESS RELEASE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOSPONSORS87294207H.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. 3225COSPONSORS153S. 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.

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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 ATF Deputy Director Marvin RichardsonFrom helping secure our border toapprehending a dangerous fugitive acrossstate lines, the partnerships betweenFederal law enforcement and their Stateand local counterparts are critical tokeeping the nation and its citizens... MOREGUN VIOLENCE AND BALLISTIC EVIDENCEFeaturing Canadian Police Association President Tom StamatakisThe rule of law, policing and public serviceare key to a free society. Many of theissues we have been facing here in theUnited States are being felt by lawenforcement around the world, including byour brothers and sisters in Canada... MOREPOLICING NORTH OF THE BORDERSUBSCRIBETHE 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!

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilledThe National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 31 July, there have been 210 officersshot so far in 2022, 39 of whom were killed bygunfire. There have been 46 ambush... MORERegister for the National FOP's first annualDiversity Summit in Charlotte, North Carolinafrom October 17 - October 18... MORENational FOP Diversity Summit 2022Patrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, applauded news thatthe United States Senate passed H.R. 6943, the“Public Safety Officer Support Act... MORESenate Clears Measure on Service-Connected SuicidesSenate Passes Six Policing BillsSupported by FOPPatrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, was pleased with theSenate’s passage of six police-related bills—allby unanimous consent. Two of those... 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 5 AUGUST 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.AUGUST 5

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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