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Washington Watch: Legislative Update

2017-08-25T11:36:06+00:00August 26th, 2017|From the Grand Lodge, Legislation|Comments Off on Washington Watch: Legislative Update

Washington Watch: Legislative Update
For the Week of 21 August 2017

I.     Legislative News and Activity  

II.   This Week in Congress

III.  Update on Top Legislative Priorities

IV.  Follow the FOP on Twitter!



Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Mike Martin:

  • Met with Lou Cannon, Chairman of the Federal Officers’ Committee, and Willie Marks, Chairman of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police Labor Council to discuss issues impacting that agency.
  • Met with representatives of law enforcement stakeholders and staff with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) to discuss potential amendments to appropriations bills that would impact efforts to further legalization the drug.

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislation Liaison Scott Marks:

  • Met with staff in the office of Representative J. Roger Williams (R-TX)  to discuss H.R. 3089, the “Corporate Transparency Act.”

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





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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