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FOP Update - September 23

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITYNational Fraternal Order of PoliceNational President Yoesmet with James Franzoni and Robin RubinfromSF&C Insurance Associates, Inc. regarding FOP benefits.National President Yoes met with Eric Mauro, Vice President of Corporate Security Services for United Parcel Service (UPS),regarding the FOP's disaster relief efforts.National President Yoesmet with representatives from the University of Maryland, Prince George's County regardingeducational opportunities.Executive Director Pasco spoke to Jack A. Rauchmultipletimes regarding the nomination of Immediate Past FOPPresident Chuck Canterbury to be the Director of the Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)Executive Director Pascospoke to numerous SenateChiefs of Staff and Senate Judiciary Committee staffersregarding the nomination of Chuck Canterbury to be thenext Director of ATF.Executive Director Pascospoke to Dean M. Kueter, Jr., currently assigned to the State and Local Law EnforcementCoordination Section (SLEC-S) within the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding theparticipation from the DOJ in the FOP's upcoming Urban Policing Committee Meeting in Washington, D.C.Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison McDonald spoke with staff from the office ofRepresentative Ann L. McLane Kuster (D, NH-02) regarding potential legislation addressing officer mental health andwellness as well as survivor benefits.Legislative Liaison Marks attended a quarterly meeting with key stakeholders regarding ongoing public pension concernsand possible legislative remedies.W E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9National President Patrick Yoes, Legislative Committee ChairmanRobert F. Cherry, Jr.and Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson ledthe inaugural meeting of the Public Safety Working Group on SocialSecurity Fairness in conjunction with staff in the offices ofRepresentativesRodney L. Davis (R, IL-13) and Garret N. Graves (R, LA-06).Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson along with Legislative Liaisons Scott Marks and Mark McDonald participatedin the quarterly conference call of the National Blue Alert Advisory Group, hosted by Phil E. Keith, Director of the Office ofCommunity Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Rep. Rodney L. Daivs(R, IL-13) Rep. Garret N. Graves(R, LA-06)Executive Director Jim Pascospoke to Jack A. Rauch, Deputy Associate Director with the White House Office of PublicLiaison, and Ja'Ron Smith, Special Assistant to the President on Urban Affairs and Revitalization, regarding a national lawenforcement commission.Executive Director Pascospoke toTim Shea, Senior Counsel to Attorney General William P. Barr, regarding a national lawenforcement commission as well as pending appointments in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!THIS WEEK IN CONGRESSU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9The House considered and passed H.R. 1595, the "Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking (SAFE) Act," on a 321-109vote, which codifies a schedule 1 narcotic, marijuana, into the U.S. banking system giving cover to Federally illicitfunds. The FOP opposes this legislation, which now goes to the Senate for further consideration.The Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenshipheld a hearing entitled: "TheExpansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention."The Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearingentitled: "Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities."The Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearingentitled: "The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public's Right to Access to the Courts."The Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing entitled: "Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Is DHS DoingEnough?"The Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing entitled: "Engaging the Community: Perspectives on SchoolSecurity."The Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled: "Protecting America from Assault Weapons."UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate considered and approved the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the U.S. Secretary of Labor on a 53-44vote. The FOP supported his nomination.The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled: "Countering DomesticTerrorism: Examining the Evolving Threat."The Committee on Appropriations considered and reported favorably the FY2020 Commerce-Justice-ScienceAppropriations on a 31-0 vote. by voice vote, which will provide funding for the departments of Commcerce, Justiceand science programs. The bill now goes to the Senate for further action.The Senate considered and passed H.R. 4378 on a 82-15 vote, a continuing resolution which will provide funding forFederal agencies through 21 November 2019. The bill now goes to the President who is expected to sign it.

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!UPDATE ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESNational Fraternal Order of PoliceH.R. 141/S. 521, THE “SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACT”This bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government PensionOffset" in current Social Security law.430H.R. 1195/S. 473, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act"This bill would would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary andretirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.8311449154H.R. 1154/S. 1394, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”This bill would recognize the right of law enforcement and other public safety officers tobargain collectively with their employers.17161216178Cosponsors In The HouseCosponsors In The Senate+ 7 Cosponsors Since Last Week5Cosponsors In The Senate39Cosponsors In The House18Cosponsors In The Senate34Cosponsors In The Senate203Cosponsors In The House+ 1 Cosponsor Since Last WeekW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!CALL YOUR SENATORS; TELL THEM TOCONFIRM CANTERBURY AS ATF DIRECTORNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Click To Read Full Memo From President YoesSen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina): 202-224-5972Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa): 202-224-3744Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas): 202-224-2934Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah): 202-224-5444Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 202-224-5922Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska): 202-224-4224Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri): 202-224-6154Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): 202-224-6342Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa): 202-224-3254Sen. Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho): 202-224-6142Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana): 202-224-4623Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee): 202-224-3344Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California): 202-224-3841Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vermont): 202-224-4242Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois): 202-224-2152Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island)- 202-224-2921Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota): 202-224-3244Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware): 202-224-5042Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut): 202-224-2823Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii): 202-224-6361Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey): 202-224-3224Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California): 202-224-3553Click Here To Call The Your SenatorsCall the US Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to bedirected to your Senator's office.

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!PRESIDENT YOES IN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS;SUPPORT MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY AT AGE 50Letter To Rep. MalinowskiNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Letter To Senator Brown

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!PRESIDENT YOES PENS LETTER TOSENATORS IN SUPPORT OF ILLICIT CASH ACTNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Click To Read Letter

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!PRESIDENT YOES PENS LETTER TO SENATORIN SUPPORT OF THE SAFE MAIL ACTNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Click To Read Letter

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERSNational Fraternal Order of PoliceFrom everyone here at the National Fraternal Orderof Police, please join us in praying for the family andfriends of Captain Vincent "Vinny" Liberto, Jr., andTrooper Tracy Vickers, and for our brothers andsisters of the Mandeville City Police Department andthe Florida Highway Patrol.W E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS THIS WEEKNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Fraternal Order of Police concerned withlack of outrage after violent weekend inIndianapolisCLICK HEREPhoto of young man praying over Floridadeputy goes viralCLICK HERECLICK HEREPittsburgh Public SchoolsInvestigating ‘InappropriateHomework Assignment’Given To First GradersCLICK HEREInjured Orange TownshipPolice Captain finally goeshome after months inhospitalCLICK HERECalifornia police officermust call off chase afterTesla patrol car's batteryruns lowRep. Tom MalinowskiIntroduces LegislationPermitting Retired FirstResponders To Buy IntoMedicareCLICK HERENational FOPCritics: Your job is not that dangerous, That man didn'tdo anything wrong, All he had was a knife, Why didn'tofficer de-escalate/retreat, Officer didn't have to usedeadly force. Below is REAL life body cam video from StPaul, MN. This is how fast it happens, how fast officersmust react9:49PM - 9/24/19@GLFOPT W E E T O F T H E W E E KCLICK TO LISTEN ON THE FOLLOWING PLATFORMS

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!W E E K O F 2 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9The primary mission of the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is tohonor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line ofduty. ODMP's Memorial Grant Program provides funds to agencies andorganizations for the purpose of restoring, repairing, and/or creatingphysical memorials for fallen officers. Starting in 2019, the revised program will provide grants of up to $1,000to be used to restore or repair existing memorials or grave markers,place grave markers for fallen officers without one, or to create physicalmemorials honoring officers who have died in the line of duty.Visit WebsiteNational Fraternal Order of PoliceThe Collaborative Reform Initiative TechnicalAssistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no costcustomized technical assistance solutionsdesigned to meet the unique needs of state, local,tribal, and campus law enforcement agenciesthroughout the United States.The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPSOffice) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justiceresponsible for advancing the practice of community policing bythe nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcementagencies through information and grant resources. Communitypolicing begins with a commitment to building trust and mutualrespect between police and communities. Visit WebsiteIt is critical to public safety, ensuring that all stakeholders work together to address our nation's crime challenges.When police and communities collaborate, they more effectively address underlying issues, change negativebehavioral patterns, and allocate resources.The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals,develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members,local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14billion to help advance community policing.Applications will be accepted through November 15th, 2019, for grants to be awarded in this calendar year. The reviewprocess will begin at the close of the application window. Decisions will be made and funds dispersed by the end of thecalendar year.W E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9VisitWebsite

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For the FOP to represent its members in the most effective way possible, we started theNational Fraternal Order of Police Political Action Committee (NFOP PAC). The NFOPPAC is the power behind our organization's punch on Capitol Hill. The NFOP PAC strivesto educate members of Congress about issues important to law enforcement officersand electing candidates that support them.We do this by promoting theFOP's legislative priorities andproviding the opportunity forindividuals who are interested insafety, health and occupationalsecurity of rank-and-file lawenforcement officers tocontribute to worthy candidatesfor Federal office who believeand have demonstrated theirsupport of the principles to whichthe FOP is dedicated.Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in your department, lodge,and state commit $5.00 a month to the NFOP PAC. This $5.00 is an investment in yourfuture, in the future of law enforcement and the future of the Fraternal Order of Police.Please click the donate button to learn about the various ways you can contribute tothe NFOP PAC.W E E K O F 2 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!You are a member of the world'slargest organization of sworn lawenforcement officers, with more than349,000 members. The FraternalOrder of Police is committed toimproving the working conditions oflaw enforcement officers and thesafety of those we serve througheducation, legislation, information,community involvement, andemployee representation.Political Action CommitteeNational Fraternal Order of PoliceNational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002PH ONE : 2 0 2- 5 47- 818 9 F A X: 202 -54 7 -8 1 90JIM PASCOExe cutive Directorjpa sco@fop.netTIM RICHARDSONSen ior Legislative Liaisontri chardson@fop. netSCOTT MARKSLeg islative Liaisonsco tt.marks@fop. netMARK MCDONALDLeg islative tThe Steve Young Law Enforcement Legislative Advocacy CenterSign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICENational Fraternal Order of PoliceW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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Sign Up To Receive The FOP's Weekly Update!Statement: FOP President Patrick Yoes on the Termination of NYPD OfficerDaniel Pantaleo19 August 2019President Yoes Sends Letter To Oregon Governor Brown 02 September 2019FOP's Hurricane Relief Efforts 02 September 2019National FOP Partners With CBS Talk Radio On Cold Cases 26 August 2019FOP Endorses Eugene Scalia To Be The Next Secretary of Labor 21 August 2019CLICK HEREFOP Endorses Chuck Canterbury To Be The Next Director Of ATF 21 August 2019CLICK HERECLICK HERECLICK HERECLICK HEREIN CASE YOU MISSED ITNational Fraternal Order of PoliceStatement: President Yoes on St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gardner 09 September 2019CLICK HEREODMP Memorial Grant Program 09 September 2019CLICK HEREBJS Releases 2018 Crime Statistics 09 September 2019CLICK HEREPresident Yoes' Letter In Opposition To The SAFE Banking Act 16 September 2019CLICK HEREW E E K O F 2 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9Listen To Episode 1: FOP Cold Case 16 September 2019CLICK HERE