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FOP Update - 6 January 2023

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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 | 6 J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3L 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 & ACTIVITYCLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT & BOOK LODGINGNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNational President Patrick Yoes participated in a meeting of the National FOP'sExecutive Board.On Friday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. marked the second anniversary of theattack on the U.S. Capitol by welcoming a group of law enforcement officers,including National President Patrick Yoes, Executive Director Jim Pasco, and eightother FOP members who helped to defend Members of Congress and their staff onthat day, to the East Room of the White House. These FOP members attended torepresent and support the thousands of FOP members from the U.S. CapitolPolice, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Park Police,and other law enforcement agencies from around the metropolitan area whoresponded to the U.S. Capitol on 6 January 2021.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Florida for a Labor Coalition meeting. National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, the increase of violence toward lawenforcement officers across the country as well as the recruitment and retentioncrisis.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY) about re-introducing the “Stop Enabling RepeatViolence and Endangering (SERVE) Our Communities Act” and the “Protect and ServeAct” in the 118th Congress as well as other FOP priorities and expectations for the newCongress.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office of SenatorThomas R. Tillis (R-NC) about re-introducing the “Protect and Serve Act” in the 118thCongress as well as other FOP priorities and expectations for the new Congress.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with minority staff on the Committeeon Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the FOP’s recent letter advisingCommittee’s leadership of the FOP’s strong opposition to the nomination of Gigi B.Sohn to be a Commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aswell as other pending issues of interest to the FOP.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Guptaregarding the implementation of the Public Safety Officers Support Act (PSOSA) by thePublic Safety Officers’ Benefits program.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matthew Klapper, Chief of Staff to U.S.Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, regarding the national spike in violent crime.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director for Labor withinthe White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding commemorations of the 6January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the FOP’s ongoing efforts to develop anapprenticeship program to help recruit the next generation of law enforcement officers.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYthe criminal justice system. At Midway University, Asa was active in studentgovernment and was a member of the Men's Volleyball and Tennis teams.The Government & Media Affairs Center ispleased to share that Asa Render has joinedour team as Legislative Liaison. Asa joins ourteam having worked for a Member of the U.S.House of Representatives. Prior to working onthe Hill, Asa was with the Pegasus Institute,Kentucky's premier public policy think-tank,known for it's research on crime trends andPlease Join Us In Welcoming,ASA RENDER!NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Render spokewith staff in the office of Representative Peter A. Stauber (R-MN) about re-introducingthe “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” in the 118th Congress as wellas other FOP priorities and expectations for the new Congress.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaisons Asa Render andDavid Taboh represented the FOP on the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Stakeholdersmeeting to be briefed on the program’s recent activity and the ongoing implementationof the Public Safety Officers Support Act.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative John H. Rutherford (R-FL) about re-introducing the “Protect and ServeAct” in the 118th Congress as well as other FOP priorities and expectations for the newCongress.

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THE WHITE HOUSETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. delivered remarks from the White House, duringwhich he outlined the steps his Administration would take to accept 30,000migrants per month from countries experiencing humanitarian hardships whilemore broadly curbing illegal immigration. The speech comes ahead of a plannedvisit to the border later in the week.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTHIS WEE K IN WAS HING TONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House convened and has held 12 ballots to elect a Speaker of the House,allowing the chamber to swear all of the Representatives-elect, adopt a rulespackage and assign Members to committees. Until a Speaker is elected, theHouse can conduct no other business. The Senate convened to begin the 118th Congress. Vice President Kamala D.Harris administered the oath of office to all the newly elected Senators. SenatorPatricia L. Murray (D-WA) was elected President of the Senate pro tempore andwas sworn in by the Vice President. The Senate adopted its organizing resolutionsand went into recess. They will reconvene on 23 January.

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TOP LEGI SLAT IVE PRIO RITI ES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTThis bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government PensionOffset" in current Social Security law.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTThis bill would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirementbenefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSThe “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize the right of lawenforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectively with their employers.LEOSA REFORM ACTThe bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA), exempting qualifiedactive and retired law enforcement officers from local and State prohibitions on the carriage ofconcealed firearms, to ensure that these officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilianconcealed carry permit holders and extends the exemption to magazine capacity. It would allowactive and retired law enforcement to access services at some Federal buildings and offices.PROTECT AND SERVE ACTThe bill would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcement officer with an assault thatresults in seriously bodily harm or death.MORE RESOURCES LIST OF BILLS SUPPORTEDNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

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National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to SenatorsCantwell and Cruz to advise them of the FOP’s ongoingconcerns with the potential re-nomination of Gigi B. Sohnto serve as a Commissioner on the Federal... MoreFOP Objections to the Potential Re-nomination ofGigi B. Sohn to be an FCC CommissionerFOP NEWS ROOM@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Duquesne man who police said killed Brackenridge’spolice chief Monday had been charged with homicidenearly a decade ago... MoreGunman in Brackenridge police chief slaying hadextensive criminal history [TRIB Live]It's some Harris County Criminal District Court Judgeswho see no problem with granting a convicted felon 31felony bonds... More24-year-old ex-con free from jail on total of 31felony bonds, exceeding more than $1 million[FOX 26]The National Fraternal Order of Police reports that as of31 December, there have been 331 officers shot in the lineof duty so far in 2022... MoreFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot and KilledPatrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, declared victory for FOP members and lawenforcement officers nationwide... MoreFOP Victorious on Omnibus Act

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BLUE VIE W PO DCAS TTHE 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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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 JUSTICEPROGRAMSADDI TION AL R ESOU RCES@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 working conditionsof law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education,legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. The National FOP Political Action Committee (NFOP PAC) is the power behindour organization's punch on Capitol Hill, representing its members in the mosteffective way possible.Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in your department,lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to the NFOP PAC. Please contact theNational Legislative Office to learn about the various ways you can contribute tothe 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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