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FLEOA Urges Congress to Cancel Recess

September 21, 2012

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Urges Congress to Cancel Recess

Washington, D.C. ‐ Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its members' appeal to Congress to cancel their recess and come to the table to prevent budgetary sequestration. FLEOA's request is in response to OMB's October 14th preliminary report that detailed, in part, the projected effects on federal law enforcement agency funding. The report indicated that sequestration would reduce federal law enforcement funding by over three billion dollars.

FLEOA National President Jon Adler is urging members in the House and Senate to postpone their recess and prevent sequestration.

"I am respectfully asking all members of Congress to holster their blame‐pointing fingers, and get back to the table to come up with a comprehensive deficit reduction plan that won't debilitate federal law enforcement agencies," stated Adler.

According to Adler, the automatic across the board cuts would severely impact federal law enforcement's operating capabilities.  "We can't sustain our efforts to investigate and capture suspected terrorists and other criminals if law enforcement officers are furloughed and funding is cut for travel, equipment and training.  Congressional sound‐bites are not an effective solution for fighting crime," stated Adler.

FLEOA cautions Congress that domestic and foreign terrorist organizations will not curtail their operations out of sympathy for our financial predicament. FLEOA is asking Congress to defer their recess and come together as proud Americans to develop a plan to prevent sequestration.