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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWASHINGTON WATCHlegislative updateNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE | WEEKLY UPDATE | 11 JANUARY 2021
National President Patrick Yoes attended the Oklahoma StateFOP Spring Board Meeting.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes traveled to Columbus, Ohio, toparticipate in numerous informational meetings at Capital CityFOP Lodge #9 and to share the National FOP's perspective on thecurrent state of law enforcement in the United States.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Greg Schultz, SeniorAdvisor to the President-Elect, regarding possible legislative andadministrative initiatives likely to be focused on in the new Congress.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Lisa O. Monaco, who hasbeen nominated by President-elect Biden to be Deputy AttorneyGeneral, to congratulate her on being nominated and discussed, ingeneral terms, the FOP's intention to work honestly, candidly and,hopefully, productively with the incoming administration.
Executive Director Jim Pasco had numerous calls withoutgoing members of the Trump administration to express theFOP's most sincere thanks and appreciation for their work tosupport FOP members nationwide.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Representative Peter A. Stauber (R-MN) aboutthe FOP's top legislative priorities. After the call,Representative Stauber cosponsored H.R. 82, the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act."Executive Director Jim Pascospoke several times withVanita Gupta, who has beennominated by President-electBiden to be AssociateAttorney General, regardingissues and problems ofmutual concern.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco had multiple calls with reportersregarding the riots.ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE
LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of RepresentativeNicole Malliotakis (R-NY) about ways to maintain support for locallaw enforcement agencies facing "defunding" measures as well asother FOP priorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of RepresentativeAbigail Spanberger (D-VA) regarding FOP priority legislation.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, Legislative LiaisonMark McDonald and Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyus participatedin a monthly call with criminal justice stakeholder groups.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to the staff inthe office of Representative Donald J. Bacon (R-NE) regarding the"LEOSA Reform Act," which is a legislative priority for the FOP.Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) regarding FOP prioritylegislation as well as H.R. 302, the "Preventing a Patronage SystemAct," introduced by Representatives Fitzpatrick and Gerald E.Connolly (D-VA), which would block any reclassifications of Federalemployees to Schedule F pursuant to the recent Executive Order.
LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELegislative Liaison Rebecca Tyus participated in a monthly callwith stakeholders regarding anti-money laundering legislation.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Steven J. Chabot (R-OH) regarding legislationthat amends the "Healthcare Enhancement for Local PublicSafety (HELPS) Retirees Act."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of SenatorRobert P. Casey (D-PA) regarding a draft bill entitled, the"PREP for All Students Act."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to the chiefcounsel for Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) regarding theFOP's top legislative priorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus spoke with staff in the office of Senator Richard J.Durbin (D-IL) regarding the direction of the Senate Committee on theJudiciary for the new Congress. Senator Durbin will chair theCommittee on the Judiciary when the Senate reconvenes.
THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House considered and approved H. Res. 24, impeaching PresidentDonald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors, on a 232-197 vote.Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment statingthat President Trump incited an insurrection against the government ofthe United States. The articles of impeachment will now be transmittedto the Senate for further consideration. Senate Majority Leader A.Mitchell McConnell (R-KY) has said that the earliest the Senate couldconsider impeachment would be 19 January when the Senatereconvenes, which is one day before President-elect Joseph R. Bidenwill be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.THE UNITED STATES SENATETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Senate was in recess this week.
TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESThis bill would recognize the right of law enforcement and other publicsafety officers to bargain collectively with their employers.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”This bill would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salaryand retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act"This bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the"Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.The “Social Security Fairness Act”COSPONSORS82012H.R. 82NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATEThe 117th Congress was sworn in on 3 January, meaning thatthe FOP's top legislative priorities and all previous legislationwe supported must be reintroduced in the new Congress.+3 NEW
To view the full list of legislation supported bythe FOP, please CLICK HEREThis bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA),which exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers fromlocal and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensurethat these officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealedcarry permit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as usepublic transportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity andwould allow active and retired law enforcement officers to access servicesat U.S. post offices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans'Affairs facilities.The "LEOSA Reform Act"The "Protect and Serve Act"This bill would would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcementofficer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.for more resources on our legislative priorities.CLICK HERELEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE
National President Patrick Yoes was pleased to share that the Fraternal Order ofPolice was awarded the DHS Secretary’s Partnership AwardSTATEMENT@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Brother Gus Papathanasiouexpressing the FOP's deepest condolences to every member of the USCPLETTER@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Brother Greggory Pemberton expressingthe FOP's gratitude for the FOP members who responded to the U.S. CapitolLETTER@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E
National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Major General Walker expressing theFOP's gratitude to the DC National Guardsmen who responded to the U.S. CapitolLETTER@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E
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JANUARY 13:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding COVID-19 vaccineFAQs in correctional and detentionfacilities.JANUARY 14:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the White House, regarding a readoutof the 49th Governors briefing call onCOVID-19.JANUARY 11:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding the Whole-of-Americaresponse to the COVID-19 pandemic.JANUARY 12:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding vaccination planningFAQs.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREREAD MORE READ MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREWWW .FO PCO VID 19. ORGRECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E
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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C EApply Now for Delinquency Prevention Grants ProgramThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP),Office ofJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications forfunding for the OJJDP fiscal year (FY) 2021 Delinquency Prevention GrantsProgram. This program furthers the Department’s mission to reduce crime andpromote public safety by providing funding to states, localities, and tribes toimplement programs to address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenilejustice system.The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Grants Program focuses on helping youth avoidinvolvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protectivefactors in their schools, communities, and families. States awarded under thisprogram are required to provide subgrants to units of local government. A unit oflocal government means— (a) Any city, county, township, town, borough, parish,village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state. (b) Any lawenforcement district or judicial enforcement district that— (i) Is established underapplicable state law, and (ii) Has the authority to, in a manner independent of otherstate entities, establish a budget and impose taxes. (c) For the purposes ofassistance eligibility, any agency of the government of the District of Columbia orthe federal government that performs law enforcement functions in and for— (i) TheDistrict of Columbia, or (ii) Any Trust Territory of the United States.This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes toimplement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk ordelinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs forjuveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justicesystem. States awarded under this grant program are required to provide subgrantsto units of local government to carry out the objectives of this program.- THE CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 1, 2021 -TO LEARN MORECLICK HERE
The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)provides no cost, customized technical assistance solutions designed tomeet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, & campus law enforcementagencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for theimplementation of these crime fighting strategies. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals,develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training andtechnical assistance to community members, local government leaders, andall levels of law enforcement.Visit WebsiteVisit WebsiteVisit WebsiteU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice Programs@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
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