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Register NOW for 2020 Hill Day April 29-30, 2020 – Washington, D.C.

The FAMA/FEMSA GAC 2020 Hill Day will be held April 29-30 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner.  Please click here to register and participate in the FAMA/FEMSA GAC

House Passes PFAS Action Act of 2019, HR 535

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019. The bill would require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyflouroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) PFAS Provisions

The House and Senate have passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains important PFAS provisions. Both the House and Senate NDAA had differing PFAS provisions, with the House version making PFOAs subject to CERCLA (Superfund) liability. The House-Senate agreement

FY 2020 Spending Agreement includes Export Import Bank Reauthorization

The FY 2020 Appropriations agreement between the House and Senate contains the reauthorization of the Export Import Bank of the United States through 2027. The Bank’s previous authorization expired on September 30, 2019. The House passed H.R. 1865 (with Senate

Congress Agrees on FY 2020 Appropriations Bills; Gives Fire Grants $10 Million Increase

House and Senate appropriators have agreed to two omnibus FY 2020 appropriations bills (one domestic, the other defense and homeland security). In the agreement, fire grants received a total of $710 million: $355 million for each of the Assistance to

CFSI Registration is Now Open for the 32nd Annual Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Symposium / Instructions to Secure Your Hotel Room for the 2020 FAMA/FEMSA GAC Hill Day (April 29-30)

CFSI has announced that registration for the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Symposium is open. If you plan to attend the FAMA/FEMSA 2020 GAC Hill Day, April 29th-30th, stay in the CFSI room block and get their

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