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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn the last episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoes satdown 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 testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission inopposition to the proposed retroactive application of the Criminal HistoryAmendment.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant to thePresident for Criminal Justice and Guns Policy at the White House, to discussissues related to firearms.National 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.National President Patrick Yoes attended the Texas Municipal Police AssociationAnnual Conference in Dallas, Texas. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Associate U.S. AttorneyGeneral, regarding the ongoing implementation of the Public Safety OfficersSupport Act, which expanded the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program toinclude service-related suicides and attempted suicides.National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the National Legislative Office inWashington, D.C. this week.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Marvin G. Richardson, Deputy Director ofthe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and DwightHenninger, the Bureau’s Senior Law Enforcement Partnership Advisor, to discussongoing implementation of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network(NIBIN).
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with representatives with theHumane Society to discuss H.R. 1624, the “Puppy Protection Act,” and otherareas of mutual interest.Senior National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney and Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson represented the FOP at a partners meeting of the CollaborativeReform Initiative for Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Senior Counselor to theSecretary for Law Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, tocontinue our dialogue on border and immigration issues.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholderconference call with majority staff on the House Committee on the Judiciary.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staff in the offices ofRepresentatives Scott L. Fitzgerald (R-WI) and Laurel F. Lee (R-FL) to discussH.R. 743, the “Protect and Serve Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholdercall with Julie A. Su, Acting Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Render metwith staff in the office of Senator Katie E. Britt (R-AL) to discuss S. 1514, “theHomes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act.”
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Render metwith staff from the International Association of Fire Fighters to discuss the Senateintroduction of the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act.”LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Renderspoke with minority staff on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce todiscuss the, “Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In VehicleEvolution (SELF DRIVE) Act.”Legislative Liaison David Taboh attended the monthly meeting of the PublicPension Network (PPN).Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison David Tabohrepresented the FOP on a stakeholder conference call for organizations supportingH.R. 82/S. 597, the “Social Security Fairness Act.”
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr., met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog at the WhiteHouse to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the nation’s founding. Later that day,President Herzog gave a speech to a Joint Meeting of Congress, emphasizing hiscountry’s close relationship with the United States.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House passed H.R. 3935, the “Securing Growth and Robust Leadership inAmerican Aviation Act,” on a 351-69 vote. The bill, which would reauthorize theFederal Aviation Administration, was transmitted to the Senate for further action. THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Committee on the Judiciary considered and favorably reported H.R.4639, the “Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act.” The FOP opposes the bill, whichwould cut off access to commercially available data collected by third-parties andimpose a probable cause standard for this type of information, meaning routineinvestigations will become arduous and time consuming. The bill will next beconsidered by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEAfter rejected several amendments, the Senate Committee on the Judiciaryconsidered and favorably reported S. 359, the “Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, andTransparency Act,” on a party-line 11-10 vote. The bill, which would require theSupreme Court of the United States to establish a code of conduct for its justices,now awaits action by the full Senate. The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing, entitled: “Biden andMayorkas’ Open Border: Advancing Cartel Crime in America.”The Senate began consideration of S. 2226, the “National Defense AuthorizationAct (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024.” The FOP is working to defeat any amendmentsthat would compromise the 1033 program.
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132263 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 46H.R. 82288 COSPONSORSR: 89 D: 199S. 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. 317060 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 44S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353927 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 21NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to RepresentativesJordan and Nadler in opposition to H.R. 4639, the “Fourth AmendmentIs Not For Sale Act.”H.R. 4639, the “Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act”National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senators Coons andWicker in support of S. 2313, the “Driving for Opportunity Act.”S. 2313, the “Driving for Opportunity Act”Testimony of National President Patrick Yoes before the U.S.Sentencing CommissionRetroactive Application of Recent Changes to theProposed Criminal History Amendment - Testimonybefore the U.S. Sentencing CommissionThe city of New Orleans has lost so many police officers that it nowfaces a major fine to cover police pension losses that could top $38million over the next 15 years... READ MORE.Police officers leaving NOPD in droves could cost N.O.millions in finesNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Representatives Bostand Takano in opposition to H.R. 4278, the “Restore VAAccountability Act.”H.R. 4278, the “Restore VA Accountability Act”
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