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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes worked out of the National Legislative Office inWashington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco participated in aBoard of Directors meeting of the National Law Enforcement Officers MemorialFund.On this week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with Rob Vellar, Chairman of Greyhounds Australasia, and RobertMacaulay, CEO of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, to discuss how the newinnovative initiative will establish a supply channel, dedicated to transporting thesegreyhounds from Australia to the U.S., ensuring their smooth transition to their newhomes of FOP members in the United States. LISTEN TO EPISODE CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, the recruitment and retention crisis, and theNational FOP's data showing a rise in the number of officers shot in the line of duty.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, White House Directorof Labor Engagement, regarding H.J. Res. 42, as part of the National FOP's efforthave dialogue before the final action was taken by the President.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, White House Directorof Labor Engagement, regarding H.J. Res. 42, as part of the National FOP's efforthave dialogue before the final action was taken by the President.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney General VanitaGupta regarding the recent report: Justice Department Announces 10 AdditionalSteps on the One-Year Anniversary of Executive Order 14074 on AdvancingEffective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance PublicTrust and Public Safety.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Counselor to the Secretaryof Homeland Security, regarding border issues as well as vacancies within DHS'sintelligence operation.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staffin the office of Representative Anthony P. D'Esposito (R-NY) to discuss H.R. 743, the "Protect and Serve Act," H.R.3539, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee CooperationAct,” and other FOP priorities.Legislative Liaisons David Taboh and Asa Render attended a stakeholder call withstaff in the Office of Congressman James V. Panetta (D-CA) regarding H.R. 1839,the “Combating Illicit Xylazine Act.” Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staffin the office of Representative Darrell E. Issa (R-CA) todiscuss H.R. 743, the "Protect and Serve Act," H.R. 3539,the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act,”and other FOP priorities.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Dwight Henninger, Senior LawEnforcement Partnership Advisor within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearmsand Explosives, regarding closer coordination with the FOP on State and localissues.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr., vetoed H.J. Res. 42, a resolution disapproving theadoption of the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act(CPJRAA) by the Washington, D.C. City Council. The resolution was passed by abipartisan majority in both chambers, and the National FOP is calling on both theHouse and Senate to override the Presidential veto and sustain the will of theCongress on this matter.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House considered and passed H.R. 467, the "HALT Fentanyl Act," on a 289-133vote. The bill, which will make permanent the authority of the Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA) to execute class-wide scheduling of illicit fentanyl-relatedsubstances, or analogues, as Schedule I substances under the ControlledSubstances Act (CSA). THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, andEnforcement held a hearing, entitled: "The Biden Border Crisis: Part III." FormerChief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, testified at the hearing.
The Senate was in recess this week.@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132254 COSPONSORSR: 15 D: 39H.R. 82275 COSPONSORSR: 81 D: 194S. 59744 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 39@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEH.R. 354PROTECT AND SERVE ACTNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 74373 COSPONSORSR: 63 D: 1032 COSPONSORSR: 32 D: 0LEOSA REFORM ACTHELPER ACTH.R. 317043 COSPONSORSR: 10 D: 33S. 15147 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 6MORE RESOURCES LIST OF BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353915 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 10NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREFOP NEWSROOMA rookie Georgia police officer who was shot in the head during amotel shootout with a suspect on Tuesday night... Georgia rookie police officer shot in the head duringmotel shootout is identified, to undergo surgery [FoxNews]As required by President Biden’s Executive Order, today Secretary ofHomeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the firstDepartment-wide policy on Body-Worn Cameras...DHS Announces First Department-wide Policy on Body-Worn Cameras [DHS]A Maryland father was brutally beaten to death outside his homewhile protecting his children from a group of teenagers and adultswho wanted to finish a fight that started at school.Maryland dad beaten to death after protecting his kid inmiddle school fight [New York Post]American travelers – at least those of the cautious variety – might befamiliar with the US State Department’s travel advisories.What travel warnings do other nations give theircitizens about US violence? [CNN]National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators CortezMasto and Grassley in support of S. 1144, the “Invest to Protect Act."S. 1144, the “Invest to Protect Act”
LISTENIn a groundbreaking stride towardsenhanced welfare for both retired racinggreyhounds and former U.S. lawenforcement officers, a uniquepartnership has been established. Forgedby Greyhounds Australasia andGreyhound Racing New South Wales intandem with the National FOP... MOREADDRESSING OFFICER WELLNESSWITH HELP FROM DOWN UNDER@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELISTENFor many of us, we can only imagine thepain of losing a loved one in the line ofduty. But for one mother, two decadeslater, she is determined more than everto honor their memories... MOREPOLICE WEEK 2023: A SURVIVOR'S STORYWITH PAT CARRUTHTHE BLUE VIEW PODCAST
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