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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes participated in a legislative call withrepresentatives from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend aspecial event at Philadelphia FOP Lodge #5.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to attend theOklahoma State FOP board meeting. National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the National Headquarters inNashville, Tennessee as well as the National Legislative Office in Washington, D.C.this week.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial Fund Executive Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn this week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ). In the 117th Congress,Representative Pascrell was the lead sponsor of the Law Enforcement Officers’Equity Act. The bill, which had over 100 cosponsors at the end of last Congress, is atop priority of the FOP.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 U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding immigration policy changes.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Associate U.S. Attorney General VanitaGupta regarding viability of grant programs under various appropriation scenarios.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with representatives at the White Houseregarding an upcoming meeting with Neera Tanden, Assistant to the President andDomestic Policy Advisor, to get acquainted. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to thePresident and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, regardingcoordination and communication. LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render spoke with staff in the office ofSenator T. Jonathan Ossoff (D-GA) about S. 1514, the“HELPER Act” and other FOP priorities.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Counselor to the Secretaryof Homeland Security, regarding vacancies at the departmental level and othercomponents as well as the recruitment and retention issue.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Dwight Henninger, Senior LawEnforcement Partnership Advisor within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearmsand Explosives (ATF), regarding upcoming meetings with ATF and the potentialparticipation at the National FOP's biennial conference in August.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELegislative Liaison Asa Render represented the FOP at a Webinar hosted by theAddiction Policy Forum entitled, “Innovations to Address the Fentanyl Crisis.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render met with staff in the office of SenatorJ.D. Vance (R-OH) about S. 1514, the “the “Homes forEvery Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER)Act,” and other FOP priorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke withstaff in the office of Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC)about S. 1514, the “HELPER Act” and other FOP priorities.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke withSenator Ossoff’s staff to discuss draft legislation onrecruiting and retaining multilingual officers to improveservice and community trust with non-English speakingcommunities.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House considered and passed H. Res. 521 on a 213-209 vote. The resolutioncensures Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) for conduct that misleads theAmerican people and directs the Committee on Ethics to investigate that conduct.The House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing, entitled: "Hearing on theReport of Special Counsel John Durham." The hearing focused on the report ofSpecial Counsel John Durham that examined the origins and justifications of theFederal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Crossfire Hurricane investigation againstthen-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing, entitled: "Protecting Pride:Defending the Civil Rights of LGBTQ+ Americans." THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132262 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 46H.R. 82285 COSPONSORSR: 88 D: 197S. 59744 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 39@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEH.R. 354PROTECT AND SERVE ACTNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 74378 COSPONSORSR: 67 D: 1133 COSPONSORSR: 33 D: 0LEOSA REFORM ACTHELPER ACTH.R. 317051 COSPONSORSR: 13 D: 38S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353922 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 16NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators Brown andScott in support of S. 1271, the “Fentanyl Eradication and NarcoticsDeterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act.”S. 1271, the “Fentanyl Eradication and NarcoticsDeterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act”National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to RepresentativesMcCaul and Cuellar in support of H.R. 3333, the “Fentanyl Eradicationand Narcotics Deterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act.”H.R. 3333, the “Fentanyl Eradication and NarcoticsDeterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act”Shocking video shows the moment a Los Angeles County sheriff'sdeputy opened fire on a suspect who repeatedly rammed their vehicleinto the deputy's patrol car.LA sheriff's deputy opens fire on suspect who rammedSUV into patrol car, video shows [Fox News]Six teenagers were shot after a Juneteenth celebration Mondayoutside downtown Milwaukee, police said.Six teens shot after Juneteenth celebration inMilwaukee [CNN]National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators Klobucharand Cornyn in support of S. 1175, the “Combatting Online FentanylTrafficking Act.”S. 1175, the “Combatting Online Fentanyl TraffickingAct”
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