Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 8, 2011
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced that if Congress shuts down the government, it will remain operable. “We want our federal law enforcement membership to know that in the event the government shuts down, FLEOA will continue to operate and fight on their behalf. Our members are absolutely 'essential' to us, and to our country,” stated FLEOA President Jon Adler.
While certain members of Congress try to apply a fatal “crash diet” approach to resolving our government’s financial challenges, FLEOA will continue to stand behind the brave men and women who protect our homeland and our institutions. We will continue to oppose all misguided legislation that attempts to attack the pay and benefits of federal law enforcement officers.
While Congress engages in what amounts to a fatal staring contest, dedicated federal law enforcement officers continue to protect the American citizenry. "If Congress fails to compromise on the budget, the impact of having federal law enforcement officers furloughed would be severe," states FLEOA National President Jon Adler. Who is going to combat terrorists, drug trafficking organizations, fraudsters, violent gangs, corrupt officials, gun traffickers, violent fugitives, and criminals who exploit our environment and wildlife?
The foundation of the United States is built on the enduring platform of law and order. Alder further states "If the government shuts down, and federal law enforcement officers are furloughed, that sacred platform will be compromised. Nonetheless, the executive leadership of FLEOA will continue to advocate for its membership, and not shut down."
FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association exclusively representing 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from 65 different agencies.
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