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House Passes Amendment Defunding Sessions' Criminal Asset Forfeiture Proposal

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, sponsored by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Jamie Raskin(D-MD), and John Conyers (D-MI), blocking funding for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ proposed reinstatement of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial procedure used by law enforcement agencies to seize the belongings of those accused of a crime.

House Subpoenas Flynn, Others in Russia Probe

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The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of its investigation into the Trump Administration’s Russian ties and possible activity during the 2016 election.

House Unanimously Passes Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174), which is based on the findings of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (the Commission), and seeks to improve the use of data in making decisions pertaining to agency operations, ostensibly shifting policymaking increasingly toward a data-driven approach to evaluating program success.

This Week on FEDtalk

Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months.  To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission. 

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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