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senate Bill S. 473

Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act

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      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedFebruary 13th, 2019

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Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act

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A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to include certain Federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes, and for other purposes.

    Please support the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act to provide law enforcement status to all federal law enforcement officers. While many federal officials are classified as “law enforcement officers” for the purposes of determining salary and retirement benefits, various other law enforcement officers do not have this status. Under current law, more than 30,000 officers do not receive equal pay and retirement benefits — including officers in the U.S. Postal Police, Federal Protective Service, DOD, FBI, NIH, VA, U.S. Mint, GPO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, CBP among others. The tragic irony is that the only time these federal officers are classified as “law enforcement officers” is when they are killed in the line of duty – and then their names are inscribed on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The simple fact is that these officers have dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized as law enforcement officers – just like others with whom they serve side-by-side. Please co-sponsor this bill!
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    This is long overdue. I put my life on the line just like the locals, county, and state brothers and sisters in Blue.
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    Please support the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act to provide law enforcement status to all federal law enforcement officers. While many federal officials are classified as “law enforcement officers” for the purposes of determining salary and retirement benefits, various other law enforcement officers do not have this status. Under current law, more than 30,000 officers do not receive equal pay and retirement benefits — including officers in the U.S. Postal Police, Federal Protective Service, DOD, FBI, NIH, VA, U.S. Mint, GPO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, CBP among others. The tragic irony is that the only time these federal officers are classified as “law enforcement officers” is when they are killed in the line of duty – and then their names are inscribed on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The simple fact is that these officers have dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized as law enforcement officers – just like others with whom they serve side-by-side. Please co-sponsor this bill!
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    There is no reason why these federal officers should not get what other federal officers get. They all put their lives on the line everyday for this country. Please pass this very important bill
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    Every federal officer that puts on a badge, regardless of their jurisdiction, risk their lives and should be treated as officers for pay and retirement
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    PPOs Opinion In Favor ··· Please support the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act to provide law enforcement status to all federal law enforcement officers. While many federal officials are classified as “law enforcement officers” for the purposes of determining salary and retirement benefits, various other law enforcement officers do not have this status. Under current law, more than 30,000 officers do not receive equal pay and retirement benefits — including officers in the U.S. Postal Police, Federal Protective Service, DOD, FBI, NIH, VA, U.S. Mint, GPO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, CBP among others. The tragic irony is that the only time these federal officers are classified as “law enforcement officers” is when they are killed in the line of duty – and then their names are inscribed on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The simple fact is that these officers have dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized as law enforcement officers – just like others with whom they serve side-by-side. Please co-sponsor this bill!
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    Long overdue.
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    Please support the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act to provide law enforcement status to all federal law enforcement officers. While many federal officials are classified as “law enforcement officers” for the purposes of determining salary and retirement benefits, various other law enforcement officers do not have this status. Under current law, more than 30,000 officers do not receive equal pay and retirement benefits — including officers in the U.S. Postal Police, Federal Protective Service, DOD, FBI, NIH, VA, U.S. Mint, GPO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, CBP among others. The tragic irony is that the only time these federal officers are classified as “law enforcement officers” is when they are killed in the line of duty – and then their names are inscribed on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The simple fact is that these officers have dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized as law enforcement officers – just like others with whom they serve side-by-side. Please co-sponsor this bill!
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    Please pass the Law Enforcement Equity Act
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