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Washington Watch: Legislative Update

2017-01-01T22:31:02+00:00January 2nd, 2017|From the Grand Lodge, Legislation|Comments Off on Washington Watch: Legislative Update

Washington Watch: Legislative Update
For the Week of 26 December 2016

I.       Legislative News and Activity
II.     DAY ON THE HILL 2017: 13-15 February
III.   Follow the FOP National Legislative Office on Twitter!

I.      LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY
Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) regarding law enforcement issues in the next Congress.

Executive Director Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to discuss open civil rights investigations.

Executive Director Pasco spoke with Uma Amuluru, Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, regarding pending issues as well as the transition.

Executive Director Pasco continued his ongoing discussions with the Trump transition team.

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at a meeting of stakeholder groups to discuss strategy for the introduction of the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act” in the next Congress.

II.     DAY ON THE HILL 2017!
This year’s Day on the Hill is of particular importance as the 115th Congress is sworn in and a new Administration takes over the operation of the Federal government.  It is imperative that we make our voices heard and work hard to ensure that our issues are considered in the Congress and throughout the Executive branch. Please make an effort to attend if you can–we need you!!!

The FOP Day on the Hill 2017 will begin on Monday, 13 February. The National Legislative Office and the National Legislative Committee will host a short briefing on our legislative agenda. The briefing will take place at 3pm on that Monday afternoon at D.C. Lodge #1 and last approximately one hour.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 14-15 February, will be devoted to your meetings with Members from your home States and districts. These appointments should be made in advance!!! Event participants should make every effort to have their Representative or Senator attend the meeting along with the appropriate staff person.

Accommodations for Day on the Hill Participants
The National Legislative Office has arranged for a block of rooms at the Residence Inn Marriott at 1199 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20005.  The hotel is located just a few blocks from the Metro, making it easy for you to move around the city.

The rate is $190 per night, and you must identify yourself as part of the Fraternal Order of Police National Legislative Event to get this special rate. Make your reservations now by calling the Marriott Reservations’ line (800-331-3131).

The cut-off date for reservations is 20 January 2017, so don’t delay–make that reservation today!!!

 

III.      Follow the FOP National Legislative Office on Twitter!
Sign up today for the latest news from Capitol Hill:  https://twitter.com/FOPLegislative

 

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