WASHINGTON WATCHL E G I S L A T I V E U P D A T ENATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEWEEK OF 20 JULY 2020Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentiA Police Officera Mother an Artist A Frienda HusbandYour Neighbora BrotherA Little League Coacha Daughtera Wife a Mentora GrandfatherA Member of Your ChurchA Father An Aunt
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoesgave numerous mediainterviews this week.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational Vice President Joe Gamaldi joined Fox &Friends to discuss the danger caused by the electedofficials in Seattle and Portland for allowing the recentlawlessness to continue. Click to WatchNational Vice President Joe Gamaldijoined Fox News' Harris Faulkner onher special program: “The Fight forAmerica.” Click to Watch
NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEK OF 20 JULY 2020 WASHINGTON WATCH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE i a Mother an Artist a Husband A Friend Your Neighbor a Brother A Little League Coach a Wife a Grandfather A Father a Mentor A Member of Your Church a Daughter An Aunt A Police Officer PATRICK YOES National President Sign Up To Receive The FOP s Weekly Update JIM PASCO Executive Director
LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELegislative Liaison Mark McDonald had a call with FirstNetstaff regarding the ongoing partnership between the FOPand FirstNet.Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyus had numerous calls withstakeholder groups and staff in the office of RepresentativeCarolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) andwith the House Committeeon Financial Services regarding H.R. 6395, the “William M.(Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA),"and H. Amdt. 1, the “Corporate Transparency Actand COUNTER Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonparticipated in avirtual staff meeting of the Presidential Commission onLaw Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.on Law Enforcement and the Administration of JusticePresidential Commission
LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonparticipated in avirtual Commission hearing entitled: "Respect for LawEnforcement and Rule of Law."Panelists included: RafaelMangual, Fellow & Deputy Director, Legal Policy, ManhattanInstitute; Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of SanDiego;Jonathan Turley, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor ofPublic Interest Law, George Washington University Law School;William McSwain, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District ofPennsylvania; McGregor Scott, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District ofCalifornia; and Nick Trutanich, U.S. Attorney, District of Nevada.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonparticipated in avirtual Commission hearing entitled: "Respect for LawEnforcement and Rule of Law." Panelists included: RobertGualtieri, Sheriff, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, FL; LeslieRutledge, Attorney General, Arkansas;Eric Olsen,Commonwealth’s Attorney for Stafford County, VA; JonathanBlodgett, District Attorney, Essex County, MA;Hank Stawinski,Chief (retired), Prince George’s County, MD;Bill Brown, Sheriff(retired), Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, CA;Lazaro”Larry” Cosme, National President, Federal Law EnforcementOfficers Association; and Mark Young, Lieutenant, Detroit PD.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPenforcement agencies work inconjunction with state andlocal law enforcement officialsto fight violent crime. NationalPresident Patrick Yoes'expressed strong support ofthe announcement. To read thestatement, please Click Here.President Donald J. Trump announced the expansion ofOperation Legend to Chicago and Albuquerque. OperationLegend is a sustained, systematic and coordinated lawTHE WHITE HOUSETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EPresident Donald J. Trump met with Vice PresidentMichael R. Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin,Senator Mitchell McConnell(R-KY), and RepresentativeKevin O. McCarthy (R-CA) todiscuss additional COVID-19economic relief packages.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.The House considered and passed H.R. 6395, the “William M.(Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),"on a 295-125 vote, which would authorize appropriations forFY2021 and sets forth policies for the U.S. Department ofDefense (DOD). The FOP waged a successful campaign insupport ofH. Amdt. 1, the “Corporate Transparency Act andCOUNTER Act," which wouldrequire the Financial CrimesEnforcement Network (FinCEN) to collect beneficial ownershipinformation from corporations and limited liability companies,making it easier for law enforcement to investigate shellcompanies that are profiting from illegal activity. The Houseadopted the amendment to the NDAA on a 336-71 vote. Toread the FOP's statement applauding this action, please Click Here.THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House unanimously passed S. 3607, the "SafeguardingAmerica's First Responders Act," which would establish astatutory presumption that law enforcement officers who die orbecome disabled from COVID-19 did so in the line of duty. Thelegislation was transmitted to the President, who is expectedto sign it into law. To read the FOP's statement applauding itspassage, please Click Here.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.The House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommitteeon Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held ahearing entitled: "Federal Courts During the Covid-19Pandemic: Best Practices, Opportunities for Innovation,and Lessons for the Future."The House considered and passed H.R. 7573 on a 305-113 vote. The legislation would direct the Architect of theU.S. Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taneywith a bust of Thurgood Marshall and to remove allstatues displayed in the U.S. Capitol of individuals whovoluntarily served theConfederate States of America.THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe Senate considered and rejected S. Amdt. 2252 on a 51-49 vote. The amendment would havereimposed severerestrictions on the ability of State and local law enforcementagencies to access vital, defensive equipment through the1033 program administered by the DOD. The FOP stronglyopposed this amendment and urged Senators to voteagainst it. To read President Yoes' letter to Senateleadership, pleaseClick Here.The Senate considered and agreed to S. Amdt. 2411 on a90-10 vote. The FOP took no position on this amendment,which will prohibit the acquisition of weaponized drones andvehicles through the 1033 program.THE UNITED STATES SENATEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe FOP's COVID-19 website containscomprehensive COVID-19 informationspecific to law enforcement. July 20:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOPmembers with information, released by theU.S. Departmentof Homeland Security (DHS),regarding DHS’s recent activityin response to COVID-19.To view thisinformation,pleaseclick here.July 24: Executive Director Jim Pascospoke withJohn H.Hill,Assistant Secretary for OPE within the U.S. Departmentof Homeland Security (DHS) regarding the potential forreimbursement of FOP expenditures for PPE for memberswhere the employing jurisdiction did not provide them.Please Visit:FOPCOVID19.ORGF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ERECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EH.R. 1154/S. 1394This bill would recognize theright of law enforcement andother public safety officers tobargain collectively with theiremployers.H.R. 1195/S. 473THE “LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACT"THE “PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE COOPERATION ACT”21 7SENATE COSPONSORS2 02 06HOUSE COSPONSORSThis bill would would expand thedefinition of "law enforcementofficer" for salary and retirementbenefits to include all Federallaw enforcement officers.15SENATE COSPONSORS1 44 5HOUSE COSPONSORSH.R. 141/S. 521THE “SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACT”This bill would repeal both the"Windfall Elimination Provision"and the "Government PensionOffset" in current SocialSecurity law.65919226TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES53 338SENATE COSPONSORS5 91 91249HOUSE COSPONSORS+1 NEW
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThis bill would would make it a Federal crime to target a lawenforcement officer with an assault that results in seriouslybodily harm or death.THE "PROTECT AND SERVE ACT"H.R. 132529736HOUSE COSPONSORSThis bill would would amend the Law Enforcement Officers'Safety Act (LEOSA), which exempts qualified active and retiredlaw enforcement officers from local and State prohibitions onthe carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure that theseofficers are able to carry in the same venues as civilianconcealed carry permit holders in areas like schools andnational parks, as well as use public transportation andextends the exemption to magazine capacity and would allowactive and retired law enforcement officers to access servicesat U.S. post offices, Social Security Administration offices orVeterans' Affairs facilities.THE "LEOSA REFORM ACT"H.R. 115636036HOUSE COSPONSORSLEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Yoes released the following statement in supportof President Trump's actions to expand Operation LegendPRESS RELEASEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Yoes released the following statement on thepassage of the Safeguarding America's First Responders ActPRESS RELEASEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Yoes released the following statement regardinglegislation to end anonymous shell companiesPRESS RELEASEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational FOP@GLFOPLaw enforcement officers strive every day to servetheir communities with pride and professionalism. Fewhave difficulty seeing the heard beyond the badge but,like you, we have families, coach little league and serveas mentors. We are the community we serve. #iAMRETWEETSHARELIKETWEET OF THE WEEKF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
The National FOP released its latest video:"Speak the Truth andDefend the Police"To watch the video, pleaseclick here.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EIN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENomination Period Open Until July 31st for the Public Safety Officer Medal of ValorFederal, state, local, and tribal public safety officers performcourageous acts in communities across our country every day.To recognize these brave individuals, the President of the UnitedStates or his designee annually presents recipients with thenation’s highest award for public safety—theMedal of Valor.To learn more about the award, pleaseMEDAL OF VALOR NOMINATIONSCLICK HERE
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe questions draw from issues beinglobbied by the Grand Lodge inWashington, D.C.It is particularlyimportant for the State and local Lodgesto endorse candidates who support ourtop priority items and topubliclyopposethose candidates who do not.The following model questionnaire has been prepared by the NationalLegislative Office and is being provided to all State and local Lodges to aidthem in evaluating Federal candidates for the United States Congress inthe 2020 election cycle.Email Legislative@FOP.net to obtaina copy of your Representative's orSenators' legislative scorecard.2020 CONGRESSIONAL QUESTIONNAIREA Model Questionnaire for use by State and Local LodgesThe success of the National Legislative Programdepends on having an active grassroots base andon electing lawmakers who support our pro-lawenforcement agenda.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EView the Questionnaire
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EWe need your help to increase the number of cosponsorsin order to repeal the Windfall Elimination (WEP) and theGovernment Pension Offset (GPO).Urge Your Representative and Senators to Support H.R. 141/S. 521, the "Social Security Fairness Act"CLICK HERETo Contact Your Representative and SenatorsHELP US REPEAL WEP & GPO
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no cost, customized technical assistance solutionsdesigned to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, & campus lawenforcement agencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants forthe implementation 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,and all levels of law enforcement.VISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITE
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