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 | 1 4 J U L 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 - "YOU CAN GET AWAY WITHMURDER IN THIS CITY""YOU CAN GET AWAY WITHMURDER IN THIS CITY"D.C. COUNCILMAN PIVOTS FEW MONTHSAFTER SAYING THERE'S NO CRIME CRISISD.C. COUNCILMAN PIVOTS FEW MONTHSAFTER SAYING THERE'S NO CRIME CRISIS
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn last week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with Representative Pete Stauber. A former law enforcement officer,Congressman Stauber represents Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.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 Stephen K. Benjamin, Assistant to thePresident and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement at the White House, and ErikaDinkel-Smith, Director for Labor Engagement at the White House, to discuss FOPpriorities, the ongoing recruitment and retention crisis in law enforcement, and thecurrent spike in violent crime in American communities.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant to thePresident for Criminal Justice and Guns Policy at the White House, concerning thenationwide spike in violent crime.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Associate U.S. AttorneyGeneral, regarding the ongoing implementation of Executive Order 14074 onAdvancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices toEnhance Public Trust and Public Safety.Executive Director Jim Pasco met with Stephen M. Dettelbach, Director of theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as well as Marvin G.Richardson, Deputy Director of ATF, to discuss the agency’s relationships with Stateand local law enforcement, the impact of hiring obstacles imposed by the Office ofPersonnel Management (OPM), and the agency’s participation in the FOP’supcoming National Biennial Conference in Las Vegas, NV.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Director of theOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to discuss theimplementation of Executive Order 14074.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELegislative Liaisons Asa Render and David Taboh attended a monthly roundtable ofcriminal justice groupsSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the office of C.Michael Thompson (D-CA) to discuss draft legislationentitled the “United States-Mexico Illicit Drug and FirearmTrafficking Prevention Act.’’Legislative Liaison Asa Render met with staff in the officeof Senator T. Jonathan Ossoff (D-GA) regarding S. 1514,“the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, andResponder (HELPER) Act.”LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr., attended a NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Atthe summit, the President praised the unity of NATO and promised UkrainianPresident Volodymyr Zelenskyy full support even without membership in the militaryalliance, saying in part, "Our commitment to Ukraine will not weaken. We will standfor liberty and freedom today, tomorrow, and for as long as it takes." THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing, entitled "Oversight of theFederal Bureau of Investigation." FBI Director Christopher A. Wray testified.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House considered, amended, and passed H.R. 2670, the “National DefenseAuthorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, on a 219-210 vote. The bill, whichreauthorizes the U.S. Department of Defense and its programs, was transmitted tothe Senate for further action. THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary considered, amended, and favorablyreported S. 1080, the "Cooper Davis Act." The bill, which would require social mediaproviders to report all suspected illicit drug activity occurring on their platforms tothe Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), now awaits action by the full Senate.One of these amendments was H. Amdt. 239, which passed on a 234-198 vote.The amendment provides that the U.S. Secretary of Defense shall make “all excesscontrolled property” available through programs like the 1033 program, which is asurplus equipment program administered by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).The amendment would rollback the restrictions placed on these programs that wereput into place by Executive Order 14074 on Advancing Effective, AccountablePolicing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety.
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132262 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 46H.R. 82287 COSPONSORSR: 89 D: 198S. 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. 317052 COSPONSORSR: 14 D: 38S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353926 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 20NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMThe D.C. Council on Tuesday passed an emergency crime bill aimedat giving judges more leeway as the city grapples with a sharp rise inviolent crimes.DC Council passes emergency crime bill amid sharp risein violent crimes [Fox News]Nearly two-thirds of the House has signed onto a bill that would boostSocial Security for public-sector workers with government pensionswho currently see limited retirement benefits.Graves-led push on Social Security benefits gainstraction [Roll Call]A Hennepin County judge on Thursday signed a court order approvinga settlement agreement between Minneapolis and the MinnesotaDepartment of Human Rights, setting in motion a sweeping slate ofpolice reforms the city is legally required to implement.Court approves police reform deal between Minneapolis,human rights officials [Star Tribune]The House on Friday narrowly approved the must-pass defense policybill, ending uncertainty about its fate after Republicans pushedthrough a series of conservative policy amendments... READ MORE.House approves NDAA in near-party-line vote withRepublican changes on social issues [CBS News]Metro Nashville Police Department has no plans to apply for $5.25million in new funding available from the state to place schoolresource officers in each Nashville elementary school... READ MORE.Metro Nashville police to forgo $5.25M for elementaryschool officers after Covenant shooting [TheTennessean]
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