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Legislation that Could Avert Shutdown Takes the Floor

Legislation that Could Avert Shutdown Takes the Floor

Late Wednesday night, lawmakers introduced a bill that would prevent a second partial government shutdown while funding some of the White House’s chief security concerns. The White House has indicated President Trump would be open to signing the legislation and subsequently declaring a national emergency to fund the border wall.

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LEOSA Reform Act Reintroduced in Congress

LEOSA Reform Act Reintroduced in Congress

The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act was passed in 2004 to allow retired and current officers to carry firearms across state lines.  Since its passage, some states have circumvented the legislation’s authority to remove or limit the carry rights of officers. The LEOSA Reform Act reintroduced this week strengthens and expands officers’ rights on and off duty.

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Border Security Leaders Talk Reality of the Job on FEDtalk

Border Security Leaders Talk Reality of the Job on FEDtalk

On Friday, several leaders from federal law enforcement groups who represent federal law enforcement along the border joined FEDtalk to discuss their experiences on the border and the resources they need to carry out their mission. While the border security debate has become a hot political topic in recent months, this discussion provided an insider’s look on the issue from the people engaged in border security.

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Former Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

Former Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to the Iranian government. Monica Elfriede Witt, the individual charged, remains at large.

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Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies), a nonprofit Voluntary Employee Benefits Association which offers Group Term Life Insurance* exclusively to Civilian Federal Employees, made headlines in January when they announced they were waiving January’s premiums for all their members, including those for Members not impacted by the partial Government Shutdown, which went on for 35 days from December 21, 2018 to January 25, 2019, and affected approximately 22% of Federal workers.

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Fifth Circuit: Tapping a Car Tire Is a Search under Common Law Trespass Test

Fifth Circuit: Tapping a Car Tire Is a Search under Common Law Trespass Test

Last week, the Fifth Circuit utilized the common-law trespass test to find that a state trooper’s tapping of a car tire was a search.

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Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

Law enforcement officers are often required to make judgment calls regarding the validity of information received by a source. In this video, a former CIA officer discusses the best ways to spot a lie.

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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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Hear it from FLEOA

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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