There are important Bills we need to keep a close eye on. Our own Legislative Steward, Josh Lepird, is going to track these bills and give us updates as needed. We will list these bills under two categories: BILLS WE SUPPORT and BILLS WE OPPOSE.
The Right to Carry personal firearms while commuting to and from work.
*** Sens. Toomey and Manchin have introduced legislation to permit Federal Correctional Officers to carry their personal firearm while they commute to-and-from work. The impetus for this bill stems from the murder of Lt. Osvaldo Albarati, a lieutenant in Puerto Rico who was gunned down while driving home from work. It is believed Albarati was murdered due to his work to end a cellphone smuggling ring at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Its simple click on the following link to email find who your Senator is. Then encourage them to support Federal Correctional Officers right to protect themselves during their commute to work. Your Representative for this billCLICK HERE to contact your Representative.
"We need your support. Contact your Congressmen and tell them to support the bills we support and oppose the bills that will hurt federal employees. We need your assistance to force our Congressmen to do the right thing. Many of these bills will hurt federal employees and impact our ability to get the job done."
BILLS WE SUPPORT
H.R. 1175 Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Pilot Program Act of 2011. This would establish a pilot program for the Bureau to test the use of O.C. Spray.
H.R. 630 This bill would waive the annuity buyback requirement under the Federal Employees Retirement Service with respect to certain law enforcement officers involuntarily called or retained on active duty, and for other purposes.
BILLS WE OPPOSE