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The Week of 23 September 2019 The National FOP Legislative Office sends out the Washington Watch: Legislative Update every Friday to keep our members informed on the issues.

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FOP ESTABLISHES WORKING GROUP
ON SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES SAFE
BANKING ACT; FOP STRONGLY OPPOSES
WASHINGTON WATCH
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
SUPPORT THE NOMINATION OF CHUCK
CANTERBURY TO BE THE NEXT DIRECTOR OF ATF
PHOTO OF YOUNG MAN PRAYING OVER
FLORIDA DEPUTY GOES VIRAL
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LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY
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National President Yoesmet with James Franzoni and Robin Rubinfrom
SF&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 regarding
educational opportunities.
Executive Director Pasco spoke to Jack A. Rauchmultiple
times regarding the nomination of Immediate Past FOP
President Chuck Canterbury to be the Director of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Executive Director Pascospoke to numerous Senate
Chiefs of Staff and Senate Judiciary Committee staffers
regarding the nomination of Chuck Canterbury to be the
next Director of ATF.
Executive Director Pascospoke to Dean M. Kueter, Jr., currently assigned to the State and Local Law Enforcement
Coordination Section (SLEC-S) within the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding the
participation 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 of
Representative Ann L. McLane Kuster (D, NH-02) regarding potential legislation addressing officer mental health and
wellness as well as survivor benefits.
Legislative Liaison Marks attended a quarterly meeting with key stakeholders regarding ongoing public pension concerns
and possible legislative remedies.
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National President Patrick Yoes, Legislative Committee Chairman
Robert F. Cherry, Jr.and Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson led
the inaugural meeting of the Public Safety Working Group on Social
Security Fairness in conjunction with staff in the offices ofRepresentatives
Rodney 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 participated
in the quarterly conference call of the National Blue Alert Advisory Group, hosted by Phil E. Keith, Director of the Office of
Community 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 Public
Liaison, and Ja'Ron Smith, Special Assistant to the President on Urban Affairs and Revitalization, regarding a national law
enforcement commission.
Executive Director Pascospoke toTim Shea, Senior Counsel to Attorney General William P. Barr, regarding a national law
enforcement commission as well as pending appointments in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
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THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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The House considered and passed H.R. 1595, the "Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking (SAFE) Act," on a 321-109
vote, which codifies a schedule 1 narcotic, marijuana, into the U.S. banking system giving cover to Federally illicit
funds. 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: "The
Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention."
The Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing
entitled: "Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities."
The Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing
entitled: "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 Doing
Enough?"
The Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing entitled: "Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School
Security."
The Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled: "Protecting America from Assault Weapons."
UNITED STATES SENATE
The Senate considered and approved the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the U.S. Secretary of Labor on a 53-44
vote. The FOP supported his nomination.
The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled: "Countering Domestic
Terrorism: Examining the Evolving Threat."
The Committee on Appropriations considered and reported favorably the FY2020 Commerce-Justice-Science
Appropriations on a 31-0 vote. by voice vote, which will provide funding for the departments of Commcerce, Justice
and 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 for
Federal agencies through 21 November 2019. The bill now goes to the President who is expected to sign it.
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UPDATE ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
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H.R. 141/S. 521, THE SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACT
This bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government Pension
Offset" in current Social Security law.
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H.R. 1195/S. 473, the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act"
This bill would would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and
retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.
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4
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H.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 to
bargain collectively with their employers.
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161
2
16
178
Cosponsors In The House
Cosponsors In The Senate
+ 7 Cosponsors Since Last Week
5
Cosponsors In The Senate
39
Cosponsors In The House
18
Cosponsors In The Senate
34
Cosponsors In The Senate
203
Cosponsors In The House
+ 1 Cosponsor Since Last Week
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CALL YOUR SENATORS; TELL THEM TO
CONFIRM CANTERBURY AS ATF DIRECTOR
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Click To Read Full Memo From President Yoes
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina): 202-224-5972
Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa): 202-224-3744
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas): 202-224-2934
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah): 202-224-5444
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 202-224-5922
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska): 202-224-4224
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri): 202-224-6154
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): 202-224-6342
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa): 202-224-3254
Sen. Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho): 202-224-6142
Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana): 202-224-4623
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee): 202-224-3344
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California): 202-224-3841
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vermont): 202-224-4242
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois): 202-224-2152
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island)- 202-224-2921
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota): 202-224-3244
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware): 202-224-5042
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut): 202-224-2823
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii): 202-224-6361
Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey): 202-224-3224
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California): 202-224-3553
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Call the US Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be
directed to your Senator's office.
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PRESIDENT YOES IN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS;
SUPPORT MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY AT AGE 50
Letter To Rep. Malinowski
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Letter To Senator Brown
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PRESIDENT YOES PENS LETTER TO
SENATORS IN SUPPORT OF ILLICIT CASH ACT
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PRESIDENT YOES PENS LETTER TO SENATOR
IN SUPPORT OF THE SAFE MAIL ACT
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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
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From everyone here at the National Fraternal Order
of Police, please join us in praying for the family and
friends of Captain Vincent "Vinny" Liberto, Jr., and
Trooper Tracy Vickers, and for our brothers and
sisters of the Mandeville City Police Department and
the Florida Highway Patrol.
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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS THIS WEEK
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Fraternal Order of Police concerned with
lack of outrage after violent weekend in
Indianapolis
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Photo of young man praying over Florida
deputy goes viral
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Pittsburgh Public Schools
Investigating ‘Inappropriate
Homework Assignment’
Given To First Graders
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Injured Orange Township
Police Captain finally goes
home after months in
hospital
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California police officer
must call off chase after
Tesla patrol car's battery
runs low
Rep. Tom Malinowski
Introduces Legislation
Permitting Retired First
Responders To Buy Into
Medicare
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Critics: Your job is not that dangerous, That man didn't
do anything wrong, All he had was a knife, Why didn't
officer de-escalate/retreat, Officer didn't have to use
deadly force. Below is REAL life body cam video from St
Paul, MN. This is how fast it happens, how fast officers
must react
9:49PM - 9/24/19
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The primary mission of the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is to
honor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of
duty. ODMP's Memorial Grant Program provides funds to agencies and
organizations for the purpose of restoring, repairing, and/or creating
physical memorials for fallen officers.
Starting in 2019, the revised program will provide grants of up to $1,000
to be used to restore or repair existing memorials or grave markers,
place grave markers for fallen officers without one, or to create physical
memorials honoring officers who have died in the line of duty.
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The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical
Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no cost
customized technical assistance solutions
designed to meet the unique needs of state, local,
tribal, and campus law enforcement agencies
throughout the United States.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS
Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice
responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by
the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement
agencies through information and grant resources. Community
policing begins with a commitment to building trust and mutual
respect between police and communities.
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It 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 negative
behavioral 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 $14
billion to help advance community policing.
Applications will be accepted through November 15th, 2019, for grants to be awarded in this calendar year. The review
process will begin at the close of the application window. Decisions will be made and funds dispersed by the end of the
calendar year.
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TIM RICHARDSON
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Statement: FOP President Patrick Yoes on the Termination of NYPD Officer
Daniel Pantaleo
19 August 2019
President Yoes Sends Letter To Oregon Governor Brown 02 September 2019
FOP's Hurricane Relief Efforts 02 September 2019
National FOP Partners With CBS Talk Radio On Cold Cases 26 August 2019
FOP Endorses Eugene Scalia To Be The Next Secretary of Labor 21 August 2019CLICK HERE
FOP Endorses Chuck Canterbury To Be The Next Director Of ATF 21 August 2019CLICK HERE
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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Statement: President Yoes on St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gardner 09 September 2019CLICK HERE
ODMP Memorial Grant Program 09 September 2019CLICK HERE
BJS Releases 2018 Crime Statistics 09 September 2019CLICK HERE
President Yoes' Letter In Opposition To The SAFE Banking Act 16 September 2019CLICK HERE
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Listen To Episode 1: FOP Cold Case 16 September 2019CLICK HERE