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 J U N E 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 - VICTIMSVICTIMSMOREMORE VICTIMSMOREOFFICERSOFFICERSLESSLESS OFFICERSLESSCRIMECRIMEMOREMORE CRIMEMOREMAYHEM & LAWLESSNESSLIKELY TO OCCUR IN CAPITALIF CONGRESS FAILS TO OVERRIDEPRESIDENT BIDEN'S VETOMAYHEM & LAWLESSNESSLIKELY TO OCCUR IN CAPITALIF CONGRESS FAILS TO OVERRIDEPRESIDENT BIDEN'S VETO
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPHOTOSPHOTOS42 ANNUAL NATIONAL PEACEOFFICERS' MEMORIAL SERVICE42 ANNUAL NATIONAL PEACEOFFICERS' MEMORIAL SERVICENDNDLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYVIEW PHOTO ALBUM #1 VIEW PHOTO ALBUM #2National President Patrick Yoes participated in a National FOP Healthcare Trustmeeting to discuss working towards having a nationwide benefit for all members,as the Trust currently provides affordable healthcare benefits to members ofbargaining units.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn last 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 SUBSCRIBENational 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.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco met with Vanita Gupta, Associate U.S. AttorneyGeneral, to discuss H.R. 3381, the “National Law Enforcement OfficersRemembrance, Support and Community Outreach Act,” as well as the ongoingimplementation of Executive Order #14074, entitled the "Advancing Effective,Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust andPublic Safety.”Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather J. Fong, Counselor to theSecretary of Homeland Security, regarding immigration issues related to visas andasylum requests.National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney and Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson provided a legislative update to the Federal Officers’ Coalition on the“Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act” and other Federal officer issues.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Jeffrey N. Jackson (D-NC) to discuss H.R.3539, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee CooperationAct,” H.R. 743, the “Protect and Serve Act,” and other FOPpriorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholdercall with White House officials to be briefed on the provisions on the H.R. 3746, the“Fiscal Responsibility Act.”Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald represented the FOP at the 2024 NationalStrategy for Suicide Prevention listening session, hosted by the Substance AbuseMental Health Services Administration and other stakeholders.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the office SenatorAmy J. Klobuchar (D-MN) regarding S. 930, the “HonoringOur Fallen Heroes Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render spoke with staff in the office SenatorSenator Thomas R. Tillis (R-NC) regarding the Senateversion of the “Protect and Serve Act.”LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to House and Senate Leadershipurging Congress to override President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s veto of H.J. Res. 42, aresolution disapproving the adoption of the Comprehensive Policing and JusticeReform Amendment Act (CPJRAA) by the Washington, D.C. City Council. Theresolution was passed by a bipartisan majority in both chambers, and the NationalFOP is calling on both the House and Senate to override the Presidential veto andsustain the will of the Congress on this matter.The men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)—the ones thatkeep the streets and neighborhoods of the District safe—have made it clear that thelegislation would make the city less safe. Those who live, work, and visit thenation’s capital would pay the price—especially in the areas of the city that are hitthe hardest by the current increase in violent crime. THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSE— PATRICK YOES, NATIONAL FOP PRESIDENT— PATRICK YOES, NATIONAL FOP PRESIDENT"IF CONGRESS DOES NOT OVERRIDE THE PRESIDENT'SVETO, THERE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE MORE CRIMES,MORE VICTIMS, AND LESS OFFICERS TO PROTECTAND SERVE... THIS VETO UNEQUIVOCALLY INVITESMAYHEM AND LAWLESSNESS TO THE DISTRICT OFCOLUMBIA, JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY OFEVERYONE WHO LIVES, WORKS, AND VISITS HERE.""IF CONGRESS DOES NOT OVERRIDE THE PRESIDENT'SVETO, THERE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE MORE CRIMES,MORE VICTIMS, AND LESS OFFICERS TO PROTECTAND SERVE... THIS VETO UNEQUIVOCALLY INVITESMAYHEM AND LAWLESSNESS TO THE DISTRICT OFCOLUMBIA, JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY OFEVERYONE WHO LIVES, WORKS, AND VISITS HERE."
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House considered and passed H.R. 3746, the "Fiscal Responsibility Act," on a314-117 vote. After tough negotiations between President Biden and Speaker KevinO. McCarthy (R-CA), a spending bill was agreed upon, which would increase theFederal debt limit, establish new discretionary spending limits, rescind unobligatedfunds, and expand work requirements for Federal programs.To read more about the bill, click here.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Senate returned from a District Work Period to pass H.R. 3746, the "FiscalResponsibility Act," on a 63-36 vote. The bill now awaits action by President Biden,who is expected to sign it into law.@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary considered and favorably reported S. 474,the “Revising Existing Procedures on Reporting via Technology (REPORT) Act.” Thebill, which the FOP supports, now awaits action by the full Senate.”
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132254 COSPONSORSR: 15 D: 39H.R. 82277 COSPONSORSR: 82 D: 195S. 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 BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353916 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 11NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe billionaire founder of e-commerce site eBay plowed money into aprivate security startup billed as the “Uber for bodyguards” — while alsodonating nearly $2 million to groups that advocate...The City University of New York's (CUNY) public law school'scommencement featured a speech from a graduating student callingfor a "revolution" to challenge "oppressive" institutions...Many Chicago Ridge residents say "Ridgefest" is like their vacationright here at home.Ridgefest becomes latest event to be canceled amid'teen takeover' trend [FOX 32]eBay founder gives nearly $2M to defund police — whilefunding private security startup [New York Post]CUNY Law commencement speaker claims laws are'White supremacy,' attacks 'fascist' police [Fox News]National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to House and Senateleadership, urging Congress to override President Biden’sveto of H.J. Res. 42.FOP Urges House and Senate Leadership to OverridePresident Biden's Veto of H.J. Res. 42FOP NEWSROOMThe National Fraternal Order of Police reports that as of midnight on31 May, there have been 166 officers shot in the line of duty so far in2023.Monthly Report: Officers Shot and KilledR E A D M O R ER E A D M O R ER E A D M O R ER E A D M O R ER E A D M O R E
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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