Legislation Opposed by the FOP in the 113th Congress

  • H.R. 74 (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. 88 (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. 1628 (Nunes, R-CA), the "Public Employee Pension Transparency Act," which would undermine public employee pension systems by requiring them to disclose incomplete data on their assets and liabilities;
  • H.R. 2711 (Jenkins, R-KS), the "Citizen Empowerment Act," which would establish procedures allowing individuals to record any in-person or telephonic interactions with any employee of an executive agency;
  • H.R. 3560 (Horsford, D-NV), the "Universal Racial Profiling Elimination Standards, and Procedures for Effective Constitutional Rights Training (RESPECT) Act," which would define "racial profiling" as any consideration of race, national origin or ethnic origin to initiate law enforcement contact and impose sweeping new Federal standards to be crafted by a newly created "Civil Rights Officer" within the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • H.R. 5478 (Johnson, D-GA), the "Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act," which would limit the availability of surplus equipment to local and State law enforcement agencies;
  • S. 1038 (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. Amdt. 1751 (Coburn, R-OK), which would prohibit the use of official time by volunteer Federal employee union representatives in the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development;
  • 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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