Washington Watch: Legislative Update

For the Week of 26 March 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! 



Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson represented the FOP on a conference call regarding the 2nd Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing.

Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney:

  • Participated in the weekly partners call for the Collaborative Reform Initiative and Technical Assistant Center (CRI-TAC);
  • Participated in a conference call with McNeese State University Police Department and certain CRI-TAC partners to discuss specific issues and challenges, goals, and potential technical assistance solutions.

Legislative Liaison  Michael Martin and Legislative Liaison Scott Marks participated in a conference call for the Blue Alert Advisory Group hosted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.


II.  THIS WEEK IN CONGRESSCongress was not in session this week.


III.    UPDATE ON TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFor 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 176 cosponsors on H.R. 1205.We have 22 cosponsors on S. 915.

B.  Support the H.R. 964/S. 424, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act”We have 38 cosponsors on H.R. 964.We have 6 cosponsors on S. 424.

C. Support H.R. 4846, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”One additional lawmaker has cosponsored H.R. 4846, bringing the total to 32.


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