Legislation introduced last week would ensure all federal law enforcement officers receive enhanced retirement benefits.
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Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in addition to Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) have introduced new legislation that would protect probation officers and give them the authority to arrest a third party who forcibly interferes with an officer’s performance of his or her official duties.
Recently, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 4751 - Law Enforcement for Local Lands Act of 2016.
Federal law enforcement officers won’t have to put away their guns in the event of another government shutdown, thanks to the passing of a new law this week.
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.
The FLEOA Legislative Machine prevailed with the hard-fought passage of H.R. 2146 (TSP bill). On June 29th, the FLEOA-initiated TSP bill, Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, was signed into law. Thanks to the leadership of Rep. Reichert who introduced the bill, those under the law enforcement retirement system will now be able to access their TSP at age 50 without incurring the IRS’ 10 percent penalty. This allows federal law enforcement officers to be on par with their state and local counterparts who are also eligible to retire at age 50.
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.
After conservatives expressed fears that the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) would release violent felons, top republicans have incorporated new edits into the bill. These changes, however, only appear to anger more constituents, including law enforcement officers.
As the 114th Congress winds down, and we look ahead to the next Congressional session, FLEOA’S legislative priorities remain firm. At the top of our list is the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act.
Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a preview of NLEOMF’s upcoming charity race, Run for the Badge, and an update on what FLEOA’s current initiatives.