Washington Watch: Legislative Update

For the Week of 15 October 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! 

I.  Legislative News and Activity

Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Steven H. Cook, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding violent gangs and urban crime in America.

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a conference call with minority staff on the Committee on Education and the Workforce to discusses issues for the 116thCongress, including the FOP’s top legislative priority, the “Public Employer-Employee Cooperation Act.”

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Scott Marks met with stakeholder groups regarding beneficial ownership legislation and a strategy for the 116th Congress.


II.  THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS Both chambers are in recess until after the midterm elections. Election Day is 6 November 2018.



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 191 co-sponsors on H.R. 1205.We have 27 co-sponsors on S. 915.

B.  Support the H.R. 964/S. 424, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act”

Two additional lawmakers have co-sponsored H.R. 964, bringing our total to 51.

We have 6 co-sponsors on S. 424.

C. Support H.R. 4846/ S. 2845, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”

We have 56 co-sponsors on H.R. 4846.

We have 7 co-sponsors on S. 2845.


IV. Support the National FOP PACIt 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 scott.marks@fop.net or call (202)547-8189.


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A retired law enforcement officer who now serves as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3.
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