Author: Sonya Kelly

House Homeland Security Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2019 Spending Bill

Last week the House Homeland Security Appropriations Committee passed its DHS FY 2019 Appropriations bill. As anticipated, the AFG and SAFER programs each were funded at $350 million ($700 million total), level funding over last year. The Senate Appropriations Committee

House Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2019 Homeland Security Bill

On July 17, the House Appropriations Committee released its proposed FY 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bill. In total, the bill includes $51.4 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, an increase of $3.7 billion above the FY 2018 enacted

Senate Appropriations Committee Reports DHS FY 2019 Appropriations Bill – AFG and SAFER funded at $700 million ($350 million each)

Yesterday, the full Senate Appropriations Committee reported out its FY 2019 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, funding AFG and SAFER at $350 million each (total $700 million)-level funding from FY 2018. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) was funded

IMPORTANT: Outreach Needed on AFG and SAFER Reauthorization

ACTION: CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO SIGN ONTO FIRE CAUCUS CO-CHAIR LETTER REQUESTING S. 829, THE AFG AND SAFER REAUTHORIZATION BILL, BE BROUGHT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. We are requesting that all FAMA and FEMSA members immediately

FAMA & FEMSA Join CFSI and Others Encouraging House to Pass AFG & SAFER Reauthorization

See Below for Letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Joint Fire Service letter McCarthy S. 829 11-16-17

SAVE THE DATE and Book Your Hotel Stay for 2018 Hill Day and CFSI Events

2018 FAMA/FEMSA GAC Hill Day, April 18-19, 2018 (Washington, DC) SAVE THE DATE and Book Your Hotel Stay for 2018 Hill Day and CFSI Events FEMSA /FAMA Hill Day is in conjunction with the CFSI 30th National Fire and Emergency Services

OUTREACH NEEDED on AFG and SAFER REAUTHORIZATION

This week, The U.S. House of Representatives is in recess and back home in their districts.  During this time, we are encouraging all FAMA and FEMSA members to contact their Congressional members in their districts and to ask them to

Reps. Pascrell, King, Hoyer, Reichert, Johnson Introduce House Bill Reauthorizing Fire Service Grant Programs, H.R.3881

Sept. 29, 2017 Press Release Bill supports community firefighters by reauthorizing critical fire and emergency response grant programs Click on the following link to view the bill  https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3881/BILLS-115hr3881ih.pdf WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Peter King

Senate Passes AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION BILL, S. 829

On August 2, 2017, the Senate unanimously passed S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Reauthorization Act. The bill passed on what is called the “unanimous consent” calendar, meaning that unless a Senator registers objection, members do not actually have to

GAC E-News Alert: House Markup of FY 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations and Reauthorization Hearing

FY 2018 Appropriations for AFG and SAFER Yesterday the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security marked up its Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Homeland Security bill. The subcommittee included $345 million for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) and