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NVFC: 111th Congress Adjourns Without Addressing Major Fire and Emergency Service Priorities

The end of the year is often a busy time in Congress as lawmakers work to tie up loose ends before leaving Washington for the holidays. This year, unfortunately, the House and Senate failed to take action on several pieces of pending legislation that would have benefited the volunteer fire and emergency services tremendously, a piece from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) says.On Tuesday, December 21, the House of Representatives voted to approve appropriations legislation that had previously passed the Senate funding the federal government through March 4 at FY 2010 levels. The bill, commonly referred to as a continuing resolution, keeps the government running but does not estab...

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