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Washington Watch: Legislative Update

2018-08-10T12:50:01+00:00August 10th, 2018|From the Grand Lodge, Legislation|Comments Off on Washington Watch: Legislative Update

Washington Watch: Legislative Update

For the Week of 6 August 2018

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! 



Executive Director Jim Pasco:

  • Contacted by Zach D. Fuentes, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the United States, to follow up on issues discussed in 25 June White House meeting regarding FOP priorities;
  • Had further contact with R. Alex Acosta, Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor, regarding prisoner re-entry training and jobs program being developed by Department of Labor;
  • Spoke with Steven H. Cook, Associate Deputy Attorney General, regarding H.R. 5682/S. 2795, the “FIRST STEP Act” and prison reform;
  • Spoke with Thomas E. Brandon, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding 3D gun issue.



Congress remained in recess this week.



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 187 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”

We have 52 co-sponsors on H.R. 4846.

We have 5 co-sponsors on S. 2845.


IV. Support the National FOP PAC

It is crucial to our political agenda we keep our PAC competitive with other organizations.

If you want more information on the PAC or want to sign up for a $5.00 monthly recurring contribution, please email  or call (202)547-8189.


V.  Follow the FOP on Twitter!

Sign up today for the latest news from Capitol Hill:  https://twitter.com/GLFOP

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