Legislation Supported by the FOP in the 117th Congress

The 117th Congress was sworn in on 3 January, meaning that all previous legislation we supported must be reintroduced in the new Congress. We will be updating this page accordingly.

U.S. House of Representatives
  • TOP PRIORITY – H.R. 82 (Davis, R-IL), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law;
  • H.R. 263 (Quigley, D-IL), the "Big Cats Public Safety Act," which would strengthen existing restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats, including restricting direct contact between the public and these animals;
  • H.R. 288 (Banks, R-IN), which would codify the existing qualified immunity doctrine as established and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court;
  • H.R. 305 (Crist, D-FL), which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman for his selfless acts of bravery in protecting Members of Congress on 6 January 2021;
  • H.R. 483 (Ruiz, D-CA), the "Heroes Lesley Zerebney and Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act," which would increase the amount of the death benefit provide by the Public Safety Officers' benefits (PSOB) program as well as other benefits administered by the PSOB;
  • H.R. 521 (Connolly, D-VA), the "Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned (RETIRE) Act," which would allow Federal law enforcement officers, who were severely injured in the line of duty, to maintain their 6(c) early retirement if they take a civil service position after their injury;
  • H.R. 649 (Emmer, R-MN), the "Abby Honold Act," which would promote the use of trauma-informed techniques by law enforcement when responding to sexual assault crimes;
  • H.R. 929 (Deutch, D-FL), which would provide a technical fix to the Elderly Home Detention Pilot program established by the First Step Act;
  • TOP PRIORITY – H.R. 962 (Pascrell, D-NJ), the "Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act," which would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers;
United States Senate
  • S. 35 (Van Hollen, D-MD), which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman for his selfless acts of bravery in protecting Members of Congress on 6 January 2021;
  • S. 119 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Abby Honold Act," which would promote the use of trauma-informed techniques by law enforcement when responding to sexual assault crimes;
  • S. 129 (Tester, D-MT), the "Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned (RETIRE) Act," which would allow Federal law enforcement officers, who were severely injured in the line of duty, to maintain their 6(c) early retirement if they take a civil service position after their injury;
  • S. Res. 5 (McConnell, R-KY), a resolution honoring the memory of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick for his acts of heroism in defending the U.S. Capitol on 6 January 2021;
  • Legislation to provide Federal law enforcement officers with a rebuttable presumption that a causal connection exists between their occupation and heart, lung, and hypertension disorders; and
  • Legislation which would protect the personal information of law enforcement officers and their families from public access.

For more information, please feel free to contact the National Legislative Office at (202) 547-8189 or via e-mail.