House Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

On June 22, 2018, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act.  The bipartisan legislation creates a specialized national registry … Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2019 Homeland Security, Fire Grants Spending Bills

On June 21, 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security spending bill. The legislation appropriates $55.15 billion for programs and … Read More

Congress Passes Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Package, Increases Funding for Fire Service Programs

On Mar. 22, 2018, Congress approved an omnibus spending bill to fund programs and activities of the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year … Read More

House Passes Rep. Comstock’s Legislation To Reauthorize U.S. Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Programs

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House Representatives passed her legislation by voice vote, H.R. 4661, the United … Read More

Senate Passes Firefighter Grants Reauthorization

On August 2, 2017, the Senate approved S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Reauthorization Act, by unanimous consent. The legislation, which was unanimously approved by … Read More

CFSI Releases Fire Service White Paper: Document To Be Shared With Lawmakers To Increase Their Understanding of the Fire and Emergency Services

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has recently released a white paper that will be distributed to members of Congress and federal agency officials. The title … Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Spending Bill

On Tuesday, July 18th, the House Appropriations Committee approved legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2018. The $44.3 billion spending bill … Read More