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Washington Watch: Legislative Update

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Washington Watch: Legislative Update
For the Week of 14 August 2017

I.     Legislative News and Activity  

II.   This Week in Congress

III.  Update on Top Legislative Priorities

IV.  Follow the FOP on Twitter!


      

I.                   LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY

Jim Pasco, Senior Advisor to the National President:

  • Spoke with senior officials in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss civil rights issues.
  • Spoke with senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding immigration issues.

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson:

  • Represented the FOP at the quarterly stakeholders meeting on the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislation Liaison Scott Marks:

  • Met with staff in the office of Representatives Randall M. Hultgren (R-IL), Thomas C. MacArthur (R-NJ), and Ann L. Wagner (R-MO) to discuss H.R. 3089, the “Corporate Transparency Act.”
  • Represented the FOP on the quarterly Blue Alert conference call hosted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Legislative Liaison Mike Martin:

  • Attended the Rank and File Forum hosted by the COPS Office, which featured opening remarks from U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III.

 

II.     THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS
The House and Senate are in the annual August recess and will not return to session until after Labor Day.

 

  

 

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 148 cosponsors on H.R 1205.

We have 8 cosponsors on S. 915.

B.  Support the H.R. 964/S. 424, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act”
We have 21 cosponsors on H.R. 964.

We have 3 cosponsors on S. 424.

 

 

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