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The Week of 9 September 2019 The National FOP Legislative Office sends out the Washington Watch: Legislative Update every Friday to keep our members informed on the issues.

TRUMP AWARDS MEDAL OF VALOR
TO DAYTON POLICE OFFICERS
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PRESIDENT YOES' STATEMENT ON ST. LOUIS
CIRCUIT ATTORNEY KIM GARDNER
ODMP ANNOUNCES MEMORIAL GRANT PROGRAM
OPINION: TIME TO STEP UP SUPPORT FOR POLICE
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Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Scott Marksspoke with staff in the
office of Representative Tomasz P. Malinowski (D, NJ-07) regarding proposed legislation which
provides an option for qualified public safety officers to buy-in to Medicare at age 50.
Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson participated in a conference call with staff in the office of
Representative Robert C. Scott (D, VA-03), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor,
regarding the FOP’s top legislative priority, H.R. 1154, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee
Cooperation Act.”
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LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY
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Legislative Liaison Marksrepresented the FOP at a monthly meeting with banking and criminal
justice stakeholders to discuss multiple pieces of legislation which help combat money laundering
and illicit finance.
National President Patrick Yoes, Executive Director Jim Pascoand Senior Legislative Liaison Tim
Richardsonattended a ceremony at the White House at which President Donald J. Trump
awarded the Medal of Valor to six police officers from Dayton, OH, for rushing toward the gunman
during last month’s mass shooting and prevented him from continuing his rampage.
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Executive Director Pasco spoke to Jack A. Rauch, Deputy Associate Director with the White House
Office of Public Liaison, regarding Second Amendment issues.
Executive Director Pasco spoke to numerous Members of Congress and their staff as well as
leaders from various organizations regarding firearms legislation and other bills pending in the
House and Senate.
Executive Director Pasco spoke to Kevin B. O’Connor, Assistant to the General President of the
International Association of Fire Fighters, regarding Federal labor legislation.
National President Yoes and Executive Director Pascoattended a breakfast at the White House
with White House staff to discuss FOP priorities.
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THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS
The Senate considered and reported favorably Kelly Craft to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
on a 56-38 vote.
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The Committee on the Judiciary considered and reported favorably the following bills. All 4 of these bills will go
to the House floor to be considered. The FOP will continue to monitor these bills and provide updates.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THE WHITE HOUSE
President Donald J. Trump, along with United States Attorney William P. Barr, awarded the Medal of Valor to six
police officers from Dayton, OH.
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UNITED STATES SENATE
H.R. 1186, the "Keep Americans Safe Act," on a 23-16 vote. This bill would impose restrictions on large
capacity ammunition feeding devices, defined as anything more than 10 rounds.
H.R. 1236, the "Extreme Risk Protection Order Act," on a 22-16 vote. This bill would provide for funding
to states and localities grants to enact programs related to extreme risk protection orders. A substitute
amendment from ChairmanJerrold L. Nadler (D, NY-10), incorporated provisions from H.R. 3076 that
would allow Federal courts to issue extreme risk protection orders when law enforcement, family
members or household members seek one.
H.R. 2708, the "Disarm Hate Act," on a 23-15 vote. This bill would address gun ownership by individuals
who have been convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes or have received a hate crime sentencing
enhancement.
H.R. 4018 on a 28-8 vote. This bill would allow "good time" credits to reduce the the time an elderly,
nonviolent offender must serve before being eligible for home detention.
The Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, Justice, and Related Agencies held an
oversight hearing entitled: “Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service.”
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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.
4
29
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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1
4
48
153
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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152
2
16
169
Cosponsors In The House
Cosponsors In The Senate
+ 15 Cosponsors Since Last Week
5
Cosponsors In The Senate
+ 1 Cosponsor Since Last Week
37
Cosponsors In The House
18
Cosponsors In The Senate
33
Cosponsors In The Senate
+ 1 Cosponsor Since Last Week
201
Cosponsors In The House
+ 3 Cosponsors Since Last Week
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STATEMENT: PRESIDENT YOES ON
ST. LOUIS CIRCUIT ATTORNEY GARDNER
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On 9/11/01, the United States experienced the most devastating
terrorist attack in its history. We will never forget the lives lost, lives
devastated and the brave first responders who gave everything
they had in the service of their community! #NeverForget #911
#FreedomWillPrevail
7:45AM - 9/11/19
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T W E E T O F T H E W E E K
Trump awards Medal of Valor to Dayton
police officers, commendations to El
Paso first responders (FOX News)
National, State and local police union officials call for St. Louis
circuit attorney's resignation (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Opinion: Time to step up support for police (Boston Herald)
Vigil offers support, concern in wake of NYPD suicides (ABC 7)
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Gary Sinise Foundation to build homes
for officers injured in the line ofduty
(FOX 2 Now)
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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.
ODMP's Memorial Grant Program has awarded more than $20,000 to agencies
throughout the country to create memorials. 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.
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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BJS RELEASES 2018 CRIME STATISTICS
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As most of you know, the US Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that
the COPS Office does have statutory
authority to award immigration related
bonus points to applicants. This
decision reverses a district court
injunction that prevented the COPS
Office from implementing its programs
as designed. Once the Ninth Circuit’s
decision to reverse the injunction has
taken effect, our office is prepared to
launch the COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
and the Community Policing
Development Microgrants Program as
soon as possible.
Once the solicitations are open, we will
send a notice with links to all of the
appropriate materials.Please take this
opportunity to prepare for the upcoming
solicitations by gathering required
information and documentation. Helpful
advice can be found here:
COPS Office Grant
Program Updates
Share Your Near Miss to
Improve Officer Safety
We encourage law enforcement personnel to share
their near-miss stories and the lessons learned from
them to prevent fellow officers from being injured
or killed. If we can help a brother or sister in blue
make it home at the end of his or her shift, we have
an obligation to act. Help us improve officer safety.
Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, non-
punitive, and confidential process.
Share Your Near Miss
School Safety Resources
The COPS Office supports safe schools by providing
grant funds, technical assistance, and resources to
help deploy school resource officers (SROs). Learn
more about SROs and all of our projects and
resources that support school safety.
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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.
Mass Casualty Response
Officer Safety and Wellness
Mass Demonstration Response
Gangs
Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention
Drug-related Crime
Shared Service Models
Community Engagement
De-escalation
Crisis Intervention
Youth Engagement
Domestic Violence Reduction and
Prevention
Human Trafficking
School Safety
Homeless Populations
Elder Abuse
Drug and Human Trafficking Interdiction
Teams
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Modern Police Performance Management
(e.g. CompStat)
Crime Analysis
Active Shooter Response
Prosecution Coordination and Partnerships
Public Sector Coordination and
Partnerships
Private Sector Coordination and
Partnerships
Tribal Law Enforcement
Intelligence and Information Sharing
Focused Deterrence
Gun Violence Reduction and Prevention
Problem Solving Techniques
Proactive Policing
Traffic Safety
Hate Crimes
Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
Drug Abuse Prevention
Management and Supervision
Leadership
Technical assistance encompasses a host of methods including training, peer-to-
peer consultation, analysis, coaching, and strategic planning. Participating
agencies identify areas of assistance to best suit their local needs, which may
include the following:
AREAS OF ASSISTANCE
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For the FOP to represent its members in the most effective way possible, we started the
National Fraternal Order of Police Political Action Committee (NFOP PAC). The NFOP
PAC is the power behind our organization's punch on Capitol Hill. The NFOP PAC strives
to educate members of Congress about issues important to law enforcement officers
and electing candidates that support them.
We do this by promoting the
FOP's legislative priorities and
providing the opportunity for
individuals who are interested in
safety, health and occupational
security of rank-and-file law
enforcement officers to
contribute to worthy candidates
for Federal office who believe
and have demonstrated their
support of the principles to which
the 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 your
future, 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 to
the NFOP PAC.
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largest organization of sworn law
enforcement officers, with more than
349,000 members. The Fraternal
Order of Police is committed to
improving the working conditions of
law enforcement officers and the
safety of those we serve through
education, legislation, information,
community involvement, and
employee representation.
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JIM PASCO
Executive Director
jpasco@fop.net
TIM RICHARDSON
Senior Legislative Liaison
trichardson@fop.net
SCOTT MARKS
Legislative Liaison
scott.marks@fop.net
MARK MCDONALD
Legislative Liaison
mmcdonald@fop.net
The Steve Young Law Enforcement
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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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