Legislation Opposed by the FOP in the 114th Congress

  • H.R. 46 (Jackson-Lee, D-TX), the "No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary Standards Improvement Act," which would significantly limit States who fund anti-drug task forces from receiving Federal funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grants program;
  • H.R. 51 (Jackson-Lee, D-TX), the "Traffic Stops Along the Border Statistics Study Act," which would require the U.S. Attorney General to collect race and other data on traffic stops made by State and local law enforcement officers;
  • H.R. 429 (Johnson, D-GA), the "Grand Jury Reform Act," which would end the use of grand juries to evaluate the conduct of any death caused by a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his sworn duty and require a special prosecutor to take the case before a judge;
  • H.R. 707 (Chaffetz, R-NM), the "Restoration of America's Wire Act," which would undo the progress made by States in regulating Internet gaming and preventing fraud and abuse online;
  • H.R. 923 (Stutzman, R-IN), the "Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," which would allow any civilian concealed carry permit holder to travel to any other State issuing concealed carry permits without any training or safety requirements;
  • H.R. 1137 (Price, R-SC), the "Paid for Progress Act," which would slash by 8.7% the pay of certain Federal employees;
  • H.R. 1230 (Westerman, R-AR), the "Government Employee Pension Reform Act," which would change the formula for determining pension benefits for civilian Federal employees from the best-earning three years to the best-earning five years of service;
  • H.R. 1933 (Conyers, D-MI), the "End Racial Profiling Act," which would define "racial profiling" as any consideration of race, national origin or ethnic origin to initiate a traffic stop or vehicle search absent an eyewitness description and requires the collection of race and other data by State and local law enforcement during routine investigatory activities;
  • H.R. 4002 (Sensenbrenner, R-WI), the "Criminal Code Improvement Act," which would would overturn long-standing court holdings on mens rea standards and applications and replace them with a new and arbitrary standard;
  • H.R. 4461 (Price, R-GA), the "Federal Employees Rights Act," which would repeal current authority allowing the deduction of labor organization dues from employee pay and prohibits federal agencies, including executive and judicial agencies, the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission, and the government of the District of Columbia, from deducting any amount from the pay of an employee for the dues of a labor organization;
  • H.R. 4751 (Chaffetz, R-UT), the "Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act of 2016," which would terminate the law enforcement functions of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and provides block grants to States for the enforcement of Federal Law on Federal land under the jurisdiction of these agencies;
  • H.R. 4822 (Nunes, R-CA), the "Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA)," which would impose burdensome and harmful mandates on local and State public pension plans;
  • H.R. 5636 (Loudermilk, R-GA), the "National Institute of Standards and Technology Campus Security Act," which would replace the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Police Services Group, which is comprised of fully sworn law enforcement officers, with private police contractors and/or hired security companies;
  • S. 498 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," which would allow any civilian concealed carry permit holder to travel to any other State issuing concealed carry permits without any training or safety requirements;
  • S. 1056 (Cardin, D-MD), the "End Racial Profiling Act," which would define "racial profiling" as any consideration of race, national origin or ethnic origin to initiate a traffic stop or vehicle search absent an eyewitness description and requires the collection of race and other data by State and local law enforcement during routine investigatory activities;
  • S. 1668 (Graham, R-SC), the "Restoration of America's Wire Act," which would undo the progress made by States in regulating Internet gaming and preventing fraud and abuse online;
  • Legislation that would impose any tax, direct or indirect, on any employer-sponsored health coverage;
  • Legislation which would weaken the overtime protections for law enforcement officers in current Federal regulations;
  • Legislation or amendments that would have the effect of weakening P.L. 106-185, the "Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000"
  • Legislation which would create or fund "civilian review boards" of law enforcement at any level of government; and
  • Legislation which would normalize relations with Cuba until that nation ceases to be a safe harbor for cop-killers and other fugitives.

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