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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes delivered the welcome address at the NationalOrganization for Victims Assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana.National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the National Headquarters inNashville, TN this week and helped oversee preparations for the 66th BiennialNational Conference and Expo.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a teleconference with theconference’s host committee in preparation for the 66th Biennial NationalConference and Expo.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary for theU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), about the outgoing fentanyl crisis andthe role of State and local law enforcement agencies staffing the Department’s anti-fentanyl task forces.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather J. Fong, Senior Counselor to theSecretary for Law Enforcement at DHS to discuss immigration issue and theannouncement that the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement was elevated tothe Office of the Secretary, making her the Assistant Secretary for State and LocalLaw Enforcement. She will serve in both roles.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Render metwith staff in the office of Representative Jill N. Tokuda (D-HI) to discuss H.R.3539, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act,” and the issue ofbody worn cameras for civilian Federal law enforcement officers at Hawaiianmilitary installations.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Asa Render metwith staff in the office of Representative John H. Rutherford (R-FL) to discussH.R. 3539, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act,” and H.R.3170, the “Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER)Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison David Tabohrepresented the FOP on a conference call of stakeholder groups hosted by staff inthe offices of Representatives Garret N. Gaves (R-LA) and Abigail D. Spanberger(D-VA) to discuss our efforts to move H.R. 82, the “Social Security Fairness Act,”in this session of Congress.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House was in recess this week.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in recess this week.
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132264 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 48H.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. 317067 COSPONSORSR: 20 D: 47S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353930 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 24NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMMembers of the National Fraternal Order of Police released a reportthat totaled the number of officers shot in the line of duty as of July31, 2023.National Fraternal Order of Police reports total numberof officers shot in 2023 (WVNS 59 News)Move strengthens DHS coordination with state, local, tribal, territorial,and campus law enforcement partners to keep communities safe.Secretary Mayorkas Elevates Law Enforcement Officeto the Office of the Secretary (DHS)New York City rental apartments, which account for 68% of all BigApple homes, have never been in greater demand. Real estatedevelopers are hungry to build tall new towers...NYC is a city in crisis — but the crisis isn’t uniformlydistributed (New York Post)Mayors across four cities in the United States discussed how officialsneed to deal with housing shortages, mental health crises and gunreforms to address crime in a NewsNation town hall Monday.Mayors say cities need to address housing, mentalhealth issues to deal with crime (The Hill)The National Fraternal Order of Police reports that as of midnight on31 July, there have been 226 officers shot in the line of duty.FOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot and Killed
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