Author: Sonya Kelly

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Increases AFG and SAFER Funding to $355 million each ($710 total).

September 24, 2019 the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY 2020 DHS appropriations bill. The Subcommittee increased Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) and SAFER funding by $10 million to a total of $710 million ($355 million for each

Information Regarding the USMCA Trade Agreement

The following communication from NAM is being shared as a service to our member companies, it is not a call to action by the GAC. If you feel it would be beneficial to your organization, please register your support. GAC

House Full Appropriations Committee Passes FY2020 DHS Bill

As expected, the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY 2020 Department of Homeland Security bill earlier this week. The full committee kept the amounts for FAMA and FEMSA priority programs previously passed by the DHS subcommittee. The committee agreed to

House Appropriation Subcommittee Gives Fire Grants $50 Million Increase

June 5, 2019, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee marked up its FY 2020 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Subcommittee increased many State and local government programs, giving the AFG and SAFER programs $375 million each, a $25

Export Import Bank Board Nominees Approved by Senate

The United States Senate has confirmed three nominees to the board of the Export Import Bank of the United States. This means that the Board now has a quorum and can approve deals over $10 million. The nominees and their

2019 Hill Day Results

We are pleased to report another successful Hill Day to the FAMA and FEMSA membership. Hill Day 2019 had 58 FAMA/FEMSA attendees representing 45 companies in 24 states. The attendees were put into nine teams and met with a total

DUE FRIDAY 4/5/19 – Submit Your Location and Employment Info Now!

Only about 1/3 of our member companies have provided the vital information needed to create the employment map we use on Capitol Hill to educate our congressional reps and their staffs on the size of the fire and emergency services

FAMA/FEMSA GAC Employment Survey 2019 Due NOW

IMPORTANT – Your Employment Info is Critical to the Map for Hill Day: PLEASE READ & RESPOND NOW!   Please provide the vital information needed to create the employment map in order to educate our congressional reps and their staffs on

FAMA/FEMSA GAC Employment Survey 2019 Due March 13

The FAMA / FEMSA Governmental Affairs Committee champions our efforts on Capitol Hill by educating our congressional representatives and their staffs on the the fire and emergency services industry and the importance of funding the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the

President Signs FY 2019 Spending Bill, including FAMA/FEMSA Priority Programs

AFG and SAFER Receive Level Funding, $350 million each; Urban Search and Rescue receives $10 million increase. Congress has passed and President Trump has signed into law an FY 2019 appropriations measure that includes funding for FAMA and FEMSA priority