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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes participated in a planning meeting for the 66thBiennial National Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada this August.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana to attend theIndiana State FOP Conference.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the FloridaState FOP Summer Conference.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a teleconference with members ofthe National FOP's Board of Trustees.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn this week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),Anne Milgram. As head of the premier drug enforcement organization in the world,Milgram leads an agency of more than 10,000 public servants, including more than4,000 Special Agents.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 POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to the U.S.Attorney General, regarding U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) law enforcementpriorities.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Associate U.S. Attorney General VanitaGupta regarding the DOJ's recently announced consent decree agreement with theMinneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the City of Minneapolis.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staffin the office of Representative J. Michael Johnson (R-LA)to discuss H.R. 743, the “Protect and Serve Act,” andother FOP priorities.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather J. Fong, Counselor to theSecretary of Homeland Security, regarding ongoing immigration issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kristen M.Clarke for the Civil Rights Division regarding the DOJ's recently announced consentdecree agreement with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the City ofMinneapolis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Anna M. Gomez, who was nominated tobe a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), regardingher upcoming confirmation hearing. LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render met with staff in the officeRepresentative Bradley S. Schneider (D-IL) to discuss anew draft of the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render met with staff in the office ofRepresentative Katherine M. Porter (D-CA) to discuss anew draft on the “Mental Health Justice Act,” and otherFOP priorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh met with staff in the office ofRepresentative Garret N. Graves (R-LA) to discuss ourongoing strategy to build support for H.R. 82, the “SocialSecurity Fairness Act.”LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYLegislative Liaisons David Taboh and Asa Render represented the FOP at themonthly meeting of the Public Pension Network.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. delivered remarks at the National SaferCommunities Summit in West Hartford, Connecticut. The event was held one yearfollowing the Safer Communities Act becoming law. The Safer Communities Actwas the first significant Federal gun safety legislation signed into law in nearly 30years, providing grants to States for “red flag” laws, which prevent individuals whoshow signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing orpossessing any kind of firearm.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSEFollowing a comprehensive investigation, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garlandand the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Minneapolis PoliceDepartment (MPD) and the City of Minneapolis (City) engage in a pattern or practiceof conduct in violation of the U.S. Constitution and Federal law. The DOJ alsoannounced that the city and MPD have agreed in principle to resolve the DOJ'sfindings through a court enforceable consent decree with an independent monitor,rather than through contested litigation.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House considered and failed to override the veto of H.J. Res. 42, which waspassed last month by bipartisan majorities in the House and the Senate, on a 233-197 vote. In late May, the President vetoed H.J. 42, a resolution which disapproves theadoption of the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act(CPJRAA) by the Washington, D.C. City Council. Not only does the CPJRAA prohibitresponsible policing, but it also strips D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)officers of certain basic employment rights, treating these public servantsdifferently than every other public employee in the city. The House failed to get atwo-thirds majority vote, which is required in both the House and the Senate.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime and FederalGovernment Surveillance held a hearing, entitled: "The Rise in Organized RetailCrime and the Threat to Public Safety." The hearing focused on dangers to thepublic and the rise in organized retail crime that is causing businesses to close.The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing, entitled: "OpenBorders, Closed Case: Secretary Mayorkas’ Dereliction of Duty on the Border Crisis." At the hearing, the Committee launched an investigation into U.S. Department ofHomeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ "dereliction of duty."Former Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ChadWolf was among the witnesses who testified at the hearing.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Senate confirmed the nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, of New York, tobe U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York on a 50-49 vote. Lastyear, National President Patrick Yoes released a statement urging the Senate toreject her nomination following her statement that cops shoot unarmed black men"every day."THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing, entitled: "Ensuring theSafety and Well-Being of Unaccompanied Children."
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132257 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 41H.R. 82281 COSPONSORSR: 86 D: 195S. 59744 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 39@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEH.R. 354PROTECT AND SERVE ACTNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 74376 COSPONSORSR: 66 D: 1033 COSPONSORSR: 33 D: 0LEOSA REFORM ACTHELPER ACTH.R. 317047 COSPONSORSR: 10 D: 37S. 15148 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 7MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353920 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 14NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senator John Cornynin support of S. 1569, the “Back the Blue Act.”S. 1569, the “Back the Blue Act”A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice concludedthat the Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern ofunlawful racial discrimination and excessive force...Department of Justice probe finds pattern of racistpolicing, excessive force in Minneapolis [Axios]Since 2015, American cities have experienced elevated levels ofhomicide and shootings resulting in thousands more lives lost andfamilies torn apart. Murder Is Actually Going Down—Wherever They'rePaying Cops More and Targeting Gangs [Newsweek]A labor union representing federal employees at U.S. PenitentiaryThomson in Illinois claims the Bureau of Prisons failed to keepemployees safe from an alleged fentanyl exposure.Federal penitentiary staff urge action on fentanylexposure [Federal Times]Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police,strongly urged Members of the House to override the veto of H.J. Res.42, which was passed last month.OVERTURN THE VETO: FOP Calls on House to ProtectPublic Safety and Union Rights
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