Washington Watch: Legislative Update

For the Week of 22 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 numerous contacts at the U.S. Department of Justice regarding pattern and practice investigation issues;
  • Held a lengthy discussion with U.S. Secretary of Labor, R. Alexander Acosta, regarding LM-2 reporting issues;
  • Spoke with Spoke with Jennifer S. Korn, Special Assistant to the President, regarding pending issues.

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson:

  • Represented the FOP at a law enforcement stakeholders meeting with staff from the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to discuss the agenda for the lame duck session and the 116th Congress;
  • Met with staff in the office of Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) to discuss draft legislation and FOP legislative priorities.

Legislative Liaison Michael Martin

  • Represented the FOP at the White House for the signing of H.R. 6, the “Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act;”
  • Represented the FOP at the Department of Justice’s National Opioid Summit, where U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein addressed the audience.


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”

Two additional lawmakers have co-sponsored H.R. 1205, bringing our total to 193.

We have 27 co-sponsors on S. 915.

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

We have 51 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 56 co-sponsors on H.R. 4846.

We have 7 co-sponsors on S. 2845.

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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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