Letters
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2014
12/01/14
Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressing disappointment with conduct of St. Louis Rams players
12/01/14
Letter to NFL Players' Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith expressing disappointment with conduct of St. Louis Rams players
11/26/14
Statement of Thanks and Support from Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury
11/24/14
Joint Statement of Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury and State Lodge President Kevin Ahlbrand on the Grand Jury Decision in St. Louis County, Missouri
10/30/14
Letter to DHS Secretary Johnson recommending Terrance W. Gainer to be the next Director fo the U.S. Secret Service
10/07/14
Letter to the Committees on Armed Services regarding support for the National Guard Bureau's Counterdrug Program
10/03/14
Letter to the House Committee on Armed Services opposing legislation which would restrict the 1033 equipment program
09/17/14
FOP Letter to Armed Services Committees on Statutory Arrest Authority for civilian law enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense
09/17/14
Letter supporting H.R. 2733, the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act"
06/27/14
Letter supporting H.R. 4975, the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act"
06/26/14
Letter to Senate Appropriations staff supporting a temporary delay on implementing provisions within the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations governing truck drivers
06/24/14
Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security supporting the REAL ID Act
06/16/14
Letter to Senate Leadership in opposition to H.Amt. 518, which would prohibit the use of certain Federal funds from being used to acquire or deploy automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology
04/29/14
Letter to Governor Inslee opposing the parole of Jerry Lain
04/29/14
Letter to Representative Lutekemeyer (R-MO) to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its efforts to fight the production, sale and use of methamphetamine
04/11/14
Letter supporting S. 2254, the "COPS Improvements Act"
04/10/14
Letter urging the West Virginia Parole Board to reject parole for cop-killer Robert M. Gray
04/10/14
Letter urging Congress to continue funding for the Regional Counter Drug Training Academies (RCTA) operated by the National Guard
01/06/14
FOP Blasts Civil Rights Nominee in Letter to the President
2013
11/21/13
Letter supporting S. Amdt. 2237 to S. 1197 on Statutory Arrest Authority for civilian law enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense
11/21/13
Letter supporting S. Amdt. 2133 to S. 1197 to establish the National Blue Alert Act
10/22/13
Letter from the NFL in reply to FOP concerns on their new firearms policy
10/10/13
FOP Letter to Armed Services Committees on Statutory Arrest Authority for civilian law enforcement officers employed by the U.S. Department of Defense
09/25/13
FOP Letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell on NFL ban of concealed firearms in all NFL facilities
09/23/13
FOP Letter to FDA Commission Hamburg on public safety impact of newly proposed rule on certain tobacco products
09/19/13
Letter from Senator J.D. Rockefeller (D-WV) to Greg Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer for Motorola, Inc.
02/13/13
FOP letter to Chairman Michael Thompson on recommendations to reduce gun violence
01/29/13
FOP letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman recommends measures to address gun violence
01/15/13
FOP to Vice President Biden: ATF Needs greater resources in fight against gun violence
2012
11/26/12
FOP Urges Congress to Update the Wire Act
09/05/12
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Parole Board urging that parole of cop killers Randy Fellows and Fred E. Joseph, Jr. be denied
06/12
Letter from Senator Thomas A. Coburn, MD (R-OK) calling for the elimination of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program
02/17/12
Chairman Leahy thanks National President Canterbury for Testimony on BVP program
2011
09/21/11
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
09/07/11
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
07/12/11
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Appropriations Committee leaders regarding cuts to COPS program funding
07/12/11
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Appropriations Committee leaders urging continued funding to defend against terrorism
2010
06/17/10
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to House Subcommitte outlining the FOP position on the FCC's National Broadband Plan
02/19/10
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to FCC Chairman: Don't Give Public Safety Spectrum to Just Two Companies
01/06/10
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Senator Schumer: NYC Terror trials should have their own line item
2009
09/25/09
Letter from Acting ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson to National President Chuck Canterbury thanking Canterbury and FOP for support of "Don't Lie for the Other Guy" Campaign
07/21/09
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Attorney General Eric Holder on "Don't Lie for the Other Guy" Campaign
07/09/09
Letter from Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, to National President Chuck Canterbury on Sotomayor Hearing
01/13/09
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Representatives Berman and McKeon on H.R. 235, the “Social Security Fairness Act”
01/13/09
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Representatives Kildee and Duncan on H.R. 413, the “Public Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”
2008
08/18/08
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on firearms microstamping
05/09/08
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to Senate Leadership on H.R. 980, the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”
05/07/08
FOP continues to fight for Federal Officers' pension rights
01/08/08
Letter to House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Michael R. McNulty about the need for action on H.R. 82
2007
12/12/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senators Kennedy and Gregg regarding the collective bargaining amendment
11/06/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator John F. Kerry, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, regarding the hearing on the GPO and WEP
10/05/07
Letter from Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, to National President Canterbury regarding the FOP's work on the "Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act"
10/02/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, regarding the implementation of the "Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act"
09/19/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Arlen Specter in support of the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to be next U.S. Attorney General
06/21/07
IAFF Commends FOP for work on H.R. 980: IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger thanks National President Canterbury for "truly a cooperative effort" in our recent victory on H.R. 980
06/19/07
Letter from FOP and IAFF to Committee on Education and Labor regarding H.R.980, the "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"
05/24/07
Letter from Representative Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader, to Executive Director Jim Pasco regarding reauthorization of COPS Program
05/22/07
Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to President Canterbury regarding the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act"
05/15/07
Letter from Treasury to Congress regarding HELPS
04/26/07
Letters from Congress to IRS and Treasury regarding HELPS
04/16/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Appropriations Subcommittee in support of Tiahrt Amendment
04/06/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representatives Steve Pearce in support of H.R. 1640, the "Protecting Americans Fighting Terrorism Act"
04/05/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representatives Weiner, Scott, and Keller in support of H.R. 1700, the "COPS Improvements Act of 2007"
04/05/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representative Tom Udall in support of H.R. 545, the "Native American Methamphetamine Enforcement and Treatment Act of 2007"
03/27/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representatives Van Hollen and Platts in support of H.R. 1661, the "Federal Law Enforcement Pension Adjustment Equity Act of 2007"
03/16/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to President Bush calling for inquiry into Johnny Sutton's conduct
03/07/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Dianne Feinstein in support of S. 231
03/01/07
Letter from National President Canterbury in support of the Safe Surfin' Foundation
02/28/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Chairmen Lieberman and Akaka, and Senators Collins and Voinovich, asking them to review proposed cuts to Federal Protective Service
02/28/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Congressman Ric Keller in support of H.R. 1118, the "Drug Trafficking Elimination Act of 2007"
02/27/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in opposition to H.R. 800, the "Employee Free Choice Act"
02/21/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding the REAL ID Act
02/21/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins regarding S. 4, the "Improving America's Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act"
02/13/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representatives Dale Kildee and John J. Duncan, Jr. regarding the introduction of H.R. 980, the "Public Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"
02/09/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Frank Lautenberg in support of S. 294, the "Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007"
02/05/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy in support of S. 376, the "Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act"
02/05/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Joseph Biden in support of S. 386, the "COPS Improvement Act"
02/02/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Joseph Biden regarding the introduction of S. 449, the "State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability and Due Process Act"
01/25/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representative Jim Ramstad regarding the introduction of H.R. 688, the "State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability and Due Process Act"
01/11/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding the introduction of S. 206, the "Social Security Fairness Act"
01/11/07
Letter from National President Canterbury to Representative Howard Berman regarding the introduction of H.R. 82, the "Social Security Fairness Act"
2006
03/02/06
Letter from National President Canterbury to Warren Riley, Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department, in response to letter requesting assistance in finding suitable housing for members of the New Orleans Police Department
2005
11/15/05
Letter from National President Canterbury to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff regarding the carrying of firearms by law enforcement officers, left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, aboard their temporary homes on cruise ships
09/26/05
Thank you letter from St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne to President Canterbury and F.O.P.
06/23/05
Letter from National President Canterbury to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert regarding the need to reauthorize the USA PATRIOT Act and address the amendment to H.R. 2862 restricting the scope of Section 215 of that Act
06/15/05
Letter from National President Canterbury to Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist regarding the need to reauthorize the expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act
06/14/05
Letter from National President Canterbury to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert regarding a potential amendment to H.R. 2862 that would prevent the use of delayed search warrants
2004
07/20/04
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist congratulates National President Canterbury and FOP on passage of H.R. 218
06/23/04
Representative Cunningham thanks National President Canterbury and FOP for efforts to gain House passage of H.R. 218
06/18/04
Letter from President George W. Bush to FOP President Chuck Canterbury, offering support of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act"
05/13/04
Letter from National President Chuck Canterbury to the House of Representatives regarding legislative attempts to block the Department of Labor's final overtime regulations
2003
12/18/03
Letter from Bob Etheridge, Member of Congress, to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding "Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act"
12/03/03
Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding the "Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act"
11/18/03
Letter from Attorney General John Ashcroft to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding Zylon-based body armor
11/17/03
Letter from FOP President Chuck Canterbury to Attorney General John Ashcroft regarding Zylon-based body armor
11/13/03
Letter from Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum, Jr., to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding Zylon-based body armor & PSOB
10/03/03
Letter from Victoria Lipnic, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor, to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding filing of LM-2 forms
Note to all FOP Lodges: If your Lodge is required to file Form LM-2, we ask that you inform the Grand Lodge. Thank you!
06/03/03
Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FOP President Chuck Canterbury regarding National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
04/03/03
Letter from FOP President Chuck Canterbury to Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) regarding comments made by the Senator
03/31/03
Letter from Karl Rove, Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, to FOP President Chuch Canterbury in response to President Canterbury's letter of 3/25/03 regarding the F.O.P. National Board's vote to support the liberation of Iraq
03/25/03
Letter from FOP President Chuck Canterbury to President Bush regarding FOP's support of effort to end the Iraqi regime
2002
10/22/02
Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FOP President Steve Young regarding S. 2480
10/09/02
Letter from Rep. Bart Stupak to FOP President Steve Young regarding the James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act
09/13/02
Letter from John Keane, Administrator, Police and Fire Pension Fund, to FOP President Steve Young regarding FOP's support of H.R. 4796
08/28/02
Letter from FOP President Steve Young to Chairman Sensenbrenner regarding H.R. 218
07/23/02
Letter from FOP President Steve Young to Attorney General John Ashcroft regarding comments made by Sean Baker of the NAACP
07/23/02
Letter from FOP President Steve Young to Chairman Sensenbrenner regarding H.R. 5118, the "Corporate Fraud Accountability Act"
06/27/02
Letter from Governor Tom Ridge, Homeland Security Advisor, to FOP President Steve Young
06/21/02
Letter from FOP President Steve Young to President Bush regarding Department of Homeland Security
06/19/02
Letter from National Vice President Chuck Canterbury to House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner regarding H.R. 218
06/17/02
Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FOP President Steve Young regarding the "the Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers' Benefit Act of 2002"
06/14/02
Letter from Senator Mitch McConnell to Timothy Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, regarding FTC's proposed amendment to Telemarketing Sales Rule
05/09/02
Letter from FOP President Steve Young to Thomas Scotto, President, National Association of Police Organizations
03/27/02
Letter from Senator Mitch McConnell to FOP President Steve Young regarding FTC's proposed amendment to Telemarketing Sales Rule
2001
11/05/01
Letter from FOP President Steve Young regarding S. 952, the "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"
2000
12/19/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to President Clinton regarding clemency for Leonard Peltier
11/01/00
Letter from National Secretary Jerry Atnip to NBC President Bob Wright re: casting of Ice-T on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
08/14/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Moe Biller, President, American Postal Workers Union
03/30/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Antioch College President
03/27/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Senate Leadership regarding HUD Deal
03/02/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Republican National Committee Chairman
02/17/00
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Arthur C. Martinez, Sears Roebuck & Co., regarding Benetton
1999
11/09/99
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to NBC President Bob Wright re: Rage Against the Machine appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
08/18/99
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to President Clinton regarding clemency for terrorist bombers
04/12/99
Letter from FOP President Gilbert Gallegos to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert in opposition to the intent of H. Res. 124

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