House Committee Releases FY 2005 DHS Appropriations Bill

06/11/2004
Fairfax, VA - On June 10, the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released a funding bill that will have a significant impact on America's fire service: the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2005. This bill proposes a budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the coming fiscal year, including grant funding for first responders for homeland security preparedness and response. The bill also seeks to provide direction to DHS in implementing many programs that directly involve first responders.Terrorism Preparedness vs. All-Hazards ResponseIn its written report on the bill, the committee expresses a concern that the De...

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