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Washington Watch: Legislative Update For the Week of 17 September 2018

 

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I. Legislative News and Activity
II. This Week in Congress
III. Update on Top Legislative Priorities
IV. Support the National FOP PAC
V. Follow the FOP on Twitter!

I. Legislative News and Activity

Executive Director Jim Pasco:
Spoke with Michael C. Stenger, Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. Senate, regarding State and local law enforcement involvement in protection of elected officials and continuity of government issues;
Spoke with Marino F. Vidoli, Assistant Director at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), regarding the continuity of government issues;
Spoke with Jennifer S. Korn, Special Assistant to the President, regarding the response to Hurricane Florence.
National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney and Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation entitled: Policing Strategy Summit. Speakers included Edwin Meese III, the 75th Attorney General of the United States.

Legislative Liaison Michael Martin and Legislative Liaison Marks participated in conference call with stakeholders regarding the nationwide Blue Alert program.

 

II. THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS
Action in the Senate

The Senate considered and passed H.R. 6, the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” on a 99-1 vote, an opioid recovery, treatment and prevention package that included a number of FOP- backed bills. This legislation included language from the following bills:
H.R. 2851/ S. 1327, the “Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act.”
H.R. 5788/S. 3057, the “Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act.”
S. 207, the “Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act.”
S. 2789, the “Substance Abuse Prevention Act.”

III. UPDATE ON TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
For the complete list of cosponsors for all of our top legislative priorities, or to find out if your Representative and Senators are cosponsors of specific bills, check out https://www.congress.gov/

A. Support H.R. 1205/S. 915, the "Social Security Fairness Act"
We have 188 co-sponsors on H.R. 1205.
We have 25 co-sponsors on S. 915.

B. Support the H.R. 964/S. 424, the "Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act"
We have 46 co-sponsors on H.R. 964.
We have 6 co-sponsors on S. 424.

C. Support H.R. 4846/ S. 2845, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”
One additional lawmaker has co-sponsored H.R. 4846 bringing our total to 54.
We have 7 co-sponsors on S. 2845.

IV. Support the National FOP PAC
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