Legislation Opposed by the FOP in the 110th Congress

  • H.R. 258 (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. 460 (Rangel, D-NY), the "Crack Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act," which would eliminate the current mandatory minimum penalties for the possession of certain quantities of crack cocaine;
  • H.R. 555 (Rush, D-IL), the "Family Telephone Connection Protection Act," which would direct the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle the current system providing phone services to correctional facilities and force these facilities to contract with private services;
  • H.R. 800 (Miller, D-CA), the "Employee Free Choice Act," which would replace the current democratic process of secret ballots in the selection or certification on a union as the bargaining units with a "card check" system;
  • H.R. 818 (Rangel, D-NY), the "Ex-Offender Voting Rights Act," which would restore the right to vote in Federal elections to released felons who are denied that right by the State in which they reside;
  • S. 447 (Feingold, D-WI), the "Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act," which would abolish the death penalty option for all Federal crimes which currently carry that penalty;
  • S. 1041 (Kennedy, D-MA), the "Employee Free Choice Act," which would replace the current democratic process of secret ballots in the selection or certification on a union as the bargaining units with a "card check" system;
  • S. 1729 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Enhanced Financial Recovery and Equitable Retirement Treatment Act," which would provide Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other Federal prosecutors with enhanced law enforcement retirement benefits;
  • Legislation that would repeal the "Tiahrt Amendment" on the sharing of law enforcement sensitive data on firearms traces;
  • Legislation which would mandate participation in Social Security for all newly hired State and local employees;
  • 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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