Federal Advocacy

Federal Advocacy

Federal Legislation – More Executive Orders; Rumored Cuts Worry Law Enforcement

Darryl Nirenberg Partner Eva Rigamonti Associate Cameron O’Brien Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP President’s Preliminary Budget Plan Targets COPS Funding for Elimination While President Trump has yet to announce a complete budget for consideration by Congress, his administration has reportedly identified a number of programs that it suggested could be eliminated to reduce the […] Read More »

Federal Legislation – Government Avoids Shutdown as Lame Duck Winds to a Close

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Congressional Update Narrowly avoiding a government shutdown, on December 10 President Obama signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government at last year’s levels through April 28, 2017. The House of Representatives voted […] Read More »

The Post-Election Landscape

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Presidential Race In a stunning outcome that defied every major national poll and the predictions of countless political pundits, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on November 8. Trump amassed a number […] Read More »

Law Enforcement Issues on the National Stage

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Presidential Campaign Update The most captivating and controversial presidential race in recent memory is coming into the homestretch as American voters prepare to elect their next commander in chief on November 8. Hillary Clinton has maintained a […] Read More »

The Final Push Before the Recess

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP   Appropriations Earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their intent to pass all 12 appropriations bills — legislation that funds the individual government agencies and their programs — before […] Read More »

Congress Takes on Appropriations and Opioids

FEDERAL LEGISTLATION Congress Takes on Appropriations and Opioids DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP As Congress returned from its Memorial Day recess, both the Senate and the House continued on appropriations bills and addressing the opioid epidemic. Appropriations Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has committed to […] Read More »

LEGISLATIVE DAY on May 3rd

The annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol is an opportunity for PORAC’s leadership to meet and strategize with decision makers who support law enforcement issues and work on legislation important to PORAC and its members.       Read More »

Lawmakers Address Law Enforcement Needs as Summer Approaches

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP   May started slowly on Capitol Hill, with the House and Senate in recess during the first week. But when the session resumed, lawmakers continued to address matters that PORAC members raised during last month’s successful fly-in, including encryption, digital security, […] Read More »

2016 CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL CEREMONY Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

On May 1 and 2, officers, families and law enforcement supporters from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Sacramento for the 40th annual California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The solemn and moving event honored the four officrs killed in the line of duty in 2015 (plus one from a prior year), as well […] Read More »