hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA’s Legislative Mission

FLEOA’s strong legislative voice once again prevailed with the passing of H.R. 2137 – the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015.

FLEOA wrote the bill after several federal law enforcement agencies ordered their agents to store their government issued weapons and credentials during the 2013 government shutdown.

As noted directly in the bill, H.R 2137 was written “to ensure federal law enforcement officers remain able to ensure their own safety, and the safety of their families, during a covered furlough.”

Let’s hope we never have to endure another furlough, but if we do, then at least all federal agents will now have the ability to protect themselves.

During the closing months of the 114th Congressional Session, FLEOA is busy working to pass several other bills.

Namely, we are working collaboratively to pass the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act (H.R. 2254/S. 2946); the Probation Officer Protection Act (H.R. 5081/S. 2862); and the expansion of LEAP pay to officers of CBP-Air and Marine Operations (H.R. 4902).

These bills are a small sampling of FLEOA’s total legislative agenda. Moving forward to the 115th Congressional session, FLEOA will remain committed to the passage of these bills and others that directly impact our membership.

Conversely, we anticipate additional bills that look to strip federal law enforcement officers of our pay and benefits. FLEOA will strongly oppose any bills that erode what pay and benefits we have left. 

Posted in Hear it from FLEOA

Tags: furlough, FLEOA, Congress, legislation, special agents unarmed during furlough, probation officers, LEAP

PrintEmail

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

You can't afford NOT to have FEDS protection.

Visit FEDS Online

This Week on FEDtalk

This Week On FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn how federal agencies are using data visualization techniques to better educate the public on what they are doing and to improve government transparency.

Read more ...

Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Foundation 2016 Custom Corvette Z06 Raffle

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) teamed up to raffle a 2016 Custom Built Wide Body Chevrolet Corvette Zo6.

Read more ...
FEDagent

FEDagent.com

The free weekly e-report for Federal Law Enforcement

Get in touch with us

Email FEDagent publisher

Copyright 2015 FEDagent.com
Built with HTML 5 & CSS 3