Legislation Opposed by the FOP in the 108th Congress

  • H.R. 86 (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. 124 (Holt, D-NJ), the "Handgun Licensing and Registration Act," which would require the licensing and registration of all handguns with the Federal government;
  • H.R. 259 (Conyers, D-MI), the "Civic Participation and Rehabilitation 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;
  • H.R. 1433 (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;
  • H.R. 1435 (Rangel, D-NY), the "Crack Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act," which would amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate certain mandatory minimum penalties relating to crack cocaine offenses;
  • H.R. 3055 (Smith, R-MI), the "Social Security Solvency Act," which contains a provision which would mandate participation in Social Security for all newly hired State and local employees;
  • S. 22, Part 3, (Daschle, D-SD), the "Federal Prosecutors Retirement Benefit Equity Act," which would include Assistant United States Attorneys and Federal Prosecutors under the definition of "law enforcement officer" for retirement purposes. The F.O.P. opposes any measure which would expand the number and types of employees eligible for "law enforcement officer" retirement coverage unless and until Congress acts to first include Federal police officers and other law enforcement employees who are currently denied coverage;
  • S. 132 (Feingold, D-WI), the "National Death Penalty Moratorium Act," which would impose a moratorium on the death penalty at the Federal level and urge the States to do the same until a National Commission on the Death Penalty studies its use;
  • S. 402 (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;
  • 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;
  • 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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