Legislation Supported by the National Fraternal Order of Police in the 114th Congress

  • H.R. 159 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would establish a national strategy to combat human trafficking;
  • PASSED H.R. 181/P.L. 114-22 (Poe, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would authorize grants be made available to law enforcement and others to develop, improve, or expand comprehensive domestic child trafficking deterrence;
  • H.R. 228 (LoBiondo, R-NJ), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program through fiscal year 2018;
  • H.R. 285(Wagner, R-MO), the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act," which would impose criminal penalties on persons who knowingly selling advertising commercial sex acts involving a minor or profiting from such advertising;
  • PASSED H.R. 296/P.L. 114-22 (Poe, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other programs to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provide assistance to victims;
  • H.R. 378 (Honda, D-CA), the "Responsible Body Armor Possession Act," which would prohibit the sale, transfer, or possession of enhanced, military-grade body armor by civilians;
  • PASSED H.R. 606/P.L. 114-17 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act," which would amend Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, Federal public safety officer death benefits or amounts paid under a State program to surviving dependents of a public safety officer who died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty;
  • H.R. 711 (Brady, R-TX), the "Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act," would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and replace it with a more equitable, individualized calculation of Social Security benefits;
  • H.R. 723 (King, R-NY), the "Fallen Heroes Flag Act," which would provide that Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could request and then provide a flag be flown over the U.S. Capitol and then provide it to the family of a law enforcement or other public safety officer;
  • H.R. 814 (Jolly, R-FL), the "Thin Blue Line Act," which would increase the penalty for offenders who kill or attempt to kill law enforcement or other public safety officers;
  • H.R. 879 (Guinta, R-NH), the "Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans' Health Plans Act," which would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a 40% "Cadillac tax" on health care plans most likely to be used by law enforcement and other public safety officers;
  • TOP PRIORITY H.R. 973 (Davis, R-IL), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law;
  • H.R. 1186 (Thornberry, R-TX), the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which would close the existing loophole for the manufacturers on analogue drug sales and distribution;
  • PASSED H.R. 1269/P.L. 114-12 (Reichert, R-WA), the "Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act," which would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • PASSED P.L. 114-7/H.R. 1527 (Jeffries, D-NY), the "Slain Officer Family Support Act," which amends Federal law to treat contributions o the families of Rafel Ramos and Wenjian Liu as charitable donations for Federal income tax purposes;
  • H.R. 1786 (Maloney, D-NY), the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act." To ensure continuation of the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
  • H.R. 2050 (Courtney, D-CT), the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act," which would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a 40% "Cadillac tax" on health care plans most likely to be used by law enforcement and other public safety officers;
  • H.R. 2146 (Reichert, R-WA), the "Defending Public Employees' Retirement Act," which would allow officers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans before the age of 50;
  • H.R. 2254 (King, R-NY), the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," which would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers;
  • H.R. 2318 (Reichert, R-WA), the "COPS Improvement and Reauthorization Act," which would reauthorize the programs administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS);
  • H.R. 2330 (Deutch, D-FL), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to study the nation's criminal justices systems;
  • S. 125 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program through fiscal year 2020;
  • PASSEDS. 140/P.L. 114-22 (Feinstein, D-CA), the "Combat Human Trafficking Act," which would strengthen law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute all who commit sex trafficking crimes, particularly buyers of sex acts from trafficking victims;
  • S. 166 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would establish a national strategy to combat human trafficking;
  • PASSEDS. 178/P.L. 114-22 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other rpograms to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provides assistance to victims;
  • PASSED S. 322/P.L. 114-17 (Ayotte, R-NH), the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act," which would amend Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, Federal public safety officer death benefits or amounts paid under a State program to surviving dependents of a public safety officer who died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty;
  • S. 368 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Lieutenant Osvalado Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act," which would direct the Bureau of Prisons to make secure firearms storage areas accessible to employees at all of its facilities;
  • S. 572 (Kirk, R-IL), the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act," which would impose criminal penalties on persons who knowingly selling advertising commercial sex acts involving a minor or profiting from such advertising;
  • PASSED S. 665/P.L. 114-12 (Cardin, D-MD), the "Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act," which would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • S. 928 (Gillibrand, D-NY), the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act." To ensure continuation of the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
  • S. 969 (Toomey, R-PA), the "Federal Public Safety Retirement Fairness Act," which would allow officers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans before the age of 50;
  • S. 1119 (Peters, D-MI), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to study the nation's criminal justices systems;
  • Legislation giving certain Federal law enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense statutory arrest authority;
  • Legislation to provide Federal law enforcement officers with a rebuttable presumption that a causal connection exists between their occupation and heart, lung, and hypertension disorders; and
  • Legislation which would protect the personal information of law enforcement officers and their families from public access.

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