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FOP Update - 16 December 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 6 D E C E M B E R 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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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNational President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and Media AffairsCenter in Washington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco attended aholiday reception at the White House for labor organizations, hosted by PresidentJoseph R. Biden, Jr. as well as Marty Walsh, Secretary of the U.S. Department ofLabor, and Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S.Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to theAttorney General, on separate calls to discuss the revised prosecutorial guidelineson crack and powder cocaine. National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withMarty Walsh, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, regarding the lawenforcement apprenticeship program the FOP is developing.REGISTER FOR THE NATIONAL FOP'S 2023 DAY ON THE HILL

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNational President Patrick Yoes traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in ameeting with the National FOP's Labor Services staff and the National FOP LaborCommittee.National President Patrick Yoes and the National Executive Board, along with theState Presidents and Trustees of border states as well as members of the BorderSafety Committee, were briefed by officials with the U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigrationand Customs Enforcement (ICE).National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco met with MikeShalton, Fraternal Order of Police United States Park Police Labor CommitteeBoard Member, to discuss various ways in which the National FOP can positivelyimpact the search for a new U.S. Park Police Chief.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYCLICK TO SUBSCRIBELISTEN TO EPISODE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Indianapolis FOP President Rick Snyder to discuss the rise in violenceagainst law enforcement and what is fueling the crime crisis we’re seeing in citiesacross America.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, law enforcement line-of-duty deaths, theincrease of violence toward law enforcement officers across the country, as wellas the recruitment and retention crisis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding regarding the lifting of the Title 42 public healthorder this month and its impact on illegal immigration.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Counselor to the U.S.Secretary of Homeland Security, regarding an after action report on the recentbriefing FOP leaders received from CBP and ICE.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney General VanitaGupta regarding the potential impact of the omnibus appropriations package onFederal grants to State and local law enforcement.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Department of Commerce SecretaryGina M. Raimondo regarding the First Responder Network Authority, which is anindependent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Marvin G. Richardson, Deputy Director ofthe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), regarding furtherjoint outreach on the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).

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LEG I SLA T IVE NEW S & A CTI V ITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco met withAnthony Imperato, CEO of HenryRepeating Arms, who stopped by theGovernment and Media Affairs Center tomake a generous donation to theNational FOP Foundation. Anthony madeit clear to Executive Director Pasco thatHenry's will always support the bravemen and women of law enforcement!VISIT HENRY REPEATING ARMSExecutive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews regarding varioustopics, including the recruitment and retention issue that agencies are facingnationwide as well as the surge in violent crime.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at a virtual meetingwith law enforcement organizations and representatives of the Office of JusticePrograms, the Civil Rights Division, and the Community Oriented Policing Services(COPS) Office at the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the implementation ofSection 5 of the Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing andCriminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety. Section 5establishes a National Law Enforcement Accountability Database.

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LEG I SLA T IVE NEW S & A CTI V ITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in numerous HouseRepublican offices regarding the pending vote in the House on S. 4003, the “LawEnforcement De-escalation Training Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison David Tabohrepresented the FOP at the monthly meeting of criminal justice stakeholders.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholdersconference call with staff in the office of Senator John Cornyn III (R-TX) regardingthe pending vote in the House on S. 4003, the “Law Enforcement De-escalationTraining Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with the Senior Counselor toRepresentative Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-NY) to discuss FOP priorities and areas ofmutual concern in the 118th Congress.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholderscall with Julie A. Su, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, to discussthe ongoing partnerships and areas of mutual concern.

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THE WHITE HOUSETHI S WE E K I N WA S HIN G TON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed H.R. 8404, the “Respect for Marriage Act,”into law. It requires the Federal government and all U.S. States and territories torecognize the validity of same-sex and interracial civil marriages.President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. delivered remarks to leaders from across Africa atthe 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. During hisremarks, he announced an agreement aimed at bolstering trade ties between theUnited States and Africa.

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTHI S WE E K I N WA S HIN G TON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House considered and passed S. 4003, the “Law Enforcement De-EscalationTraining Act,” on a 264-162 vote. The FOP-supported legislation, whichestablishes a grant program and requires the U.S. Department of Justice todevelop or identify scenario-based mental health training curricula on issues likede-escalation and response approaches to individuals experiencing a mental orbehavioral health crisis, was sent to the President to be signed into law.The House considered and passed S. 5230, the “Help Find the Missing Act,” on a418-4 vote. This FOP-supported legislation, which would create a more completemissing and unidentified persons database and streamline the reporting processfor law enforcement, was sent to the President to be signed into law.The House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism andHomeland Security held a hearing entitled: "Examining Uvalde: The Search forBipartisan Solutions to Gun Violence." The House Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on Civil Rightsand Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled “Anti-Democratic Extremist GroupsThreats.” The House and Senate passed H.R. 1437 on 224-201 and 71-19 votes,respectively. The legislation, which will fund the Federal government throughDecember 23rd and give lawmakers additional time to produce a year-endspending deal, was sent to the President, who is expected to sign it into law.

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THI S  WE E K I N  WA S HIN G TONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Senate considered and passed H.R. 7776, the legislative vehicle for the“National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023,” on an 83-11 vote. Thelegislation was sent to the President, who is expected to sign it into law.The bill includes a provision developed by the National FOP to require all civilianlaw enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to beissued an appropriate law enforcement credential.The Senate considered and passed S. 3846, the “Justice and Mental HealthCollaboration Reauthorization Act,” by unanimous consent. The FOP-supportedlegislation, which reauthorizes numerous grant programs, was sent to thePresident, who is expected to sign it into law.The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs'Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations held a hearing entitled: “FederalPrison Female Inmate Sexual Abuse.” Providing testimony at the hearing wasColette S. Peters, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, numerous sexualabuse survivors, and others.READ THE NATIONAL FOP'S PRESS RELEASE

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COSPONSORS94305211H.R. 82LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITYSOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESSCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSCOSPONSORS154S. 1888COSPONSORS103525H.R. 3225NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS2510580H.R. 962COSPONSORS44238S. 1302The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act" would expand the definition of "lawenforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federallaw enforcement officers.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize theright of law enforcement and other public safety officers to bargaincollectively with their employers.The “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The "LEOSA Reform Act" would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' SafetyAct (LEOSA), exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officersfrom local and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, toensure that these officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilianconcealed carry permit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as wellas use public transportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacityand would allow active and retired law enforcement officers to access servicesat U.S. post offices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairsfacilities.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.MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOPCOSPONSORS23230S. 774COSPONSORS83918H.R. 3079LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE+1 NEW

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BLUE VIEW PODCASTTHE BLUE VIEW PODCASTNational President Patrick Yoes sits down with guests to discussthe issues and current events surrounding the law enforcementcommunity. Each week you'll hear from law enforcementexperts, elected officials, and notable leaders!SUBSCRIBE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELISTEN NOWREAL TALK: WHAT'S FUELINGTHE CRIME CRISIS?with Rick SnyderThe United States is experiencing a realcrisis with the level of violence directed atour law enforcement officers. It's unlikeanything we've seen in the past 30 years.We’ve seen more than 300 law enforcementofficers shot in the line of duty this... MORELISTEN NOWwith Congressman Garret GravesFIGHTING FOR FAIRNESSThe Social Security Fairness Act is thenumber one legislative priority for the FOP.Because of current Social Security law,millions of retired police officers,firefighters, and other governmentemployees face as much as a 60% cut totheir Social Security benefits... MORE

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FOP NEWSROOMPatrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, welcomed news that S. 4003, the “LawEnforcement De-Escalation Training Act,” was passed bythe House last night... MoreHouse Passes Law Enforcement De-EscalationTraining ActSecretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkasreleased the following update on the DHS-led whole-of-government planning to prepare for and manage the liftingof the Title 42 public health order... MoreStatement by Secretary Mayorkas on Planningfor End of Title 42A Florida police officer recounted the moments leading upto her collapse during a routine traffic stop that exposedher to fentanyl after the terrifying ordeal was ... MoreFlorida police officer recounts fentanylpoisoning during traffic stop: 'Felt like I waschoking' [Fox News]National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to SpeakerPelosi and Representative McCarthy in support of S. 5230,the “Help Find the Missing Act”... MoreS. 5230, the “Help Find the Missing Act”@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEDefense Authorization Bill Goes to thePresident: FOP’s Provision on Law EnforcementCredentials Will Become LawPatrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, announced that Congress had sent... More

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MAKE Y URVOICE HEARDSOCIAL SECURITYThis is About Fairness! UrgeCongress to Pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act"FEDERAL OFFICERSSupport Our Federal Officers byPassing the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act"LEOSA REFORMSupport Active and Retired LawEnforcement Officers by Passingthe "LEOSA Reform Act"PROTECT AND SERVEUrge Congress to Protect OurPolice Officers and Pass the"Protect and Serve Act"HELPER ACTSupport Law Enforcement! Tell Congress to Pass H.R. 3172/S. 2981COLLECTIVE BARGAININGWe Must Fight for the Right toBargain Collectively! UrgeCongress to Pass H.R. 3225TAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTIONFOP ACTION CENTER@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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LEARN 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 TIO N AL R ESO U RCE S@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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DONATEClick HereDONATEClick HereCAN 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. POL I TIC A L A C TIO N CO M MIT T EE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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