Legislative Information

Washington Watch: Legislative Update
For the Week of 13 March 2017
 
I.      Legislative News and Activity
II.    This Week in Congress
III.   Update on Top Legislative Priorities
IV.   Follow the FOP National Legislative Office on Twitter!

I.      LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY
Jim Pasco, Senior Advisor to the National President, represented the FOP at a St. Patrick’s Day reception at the White House

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Mike Martin represented the FOP at a law enforcement stakeholder meeting with the staff of the House Law Enforcement Caucus.

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Martin met with staff in the office of Senator Joseph S. Donnelly, Sr. (D-IN) to discuss the FOP’s hate crimes proposal and draft legislation addressing the issue of mental wellness in law enforcement.

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Martin represented the FOP at a law enforcement stakeholder meeting with minority staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Martin met with staff in the office of Senator Patricia L. Murray (D-WA) to discuss the FOP’s hate crimes proposal.

II.     THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS
The House and Senate were both in session this week.

Action in the House
The House considered and passed two land use bills under a suspension of the rules.

Action in House Committees
The Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled: “Combating Crimes Against Children: Assessing the Legal Landscape.”

Action in the Senate
The Senate considered and confirmed Daniel R. Coats to be the next Director of the Office of National Intelligence.

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, the “Social Security Fairness Act”
We have 89 cosponsors on H.R. 1205.

B.  Support the H.R. 964/S. 424, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act”
We have 2 cosponsors on H.R. 964.

There is 1 cosponsor on S. 424.

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