Fire Service Industry News: Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2013 Spending Measure

Today the House of Representatives approved H.R. 933, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013.  The spending measure will keep existing budget caps, setting discretionary spending authority at $984 billion after sequestration is taken into account.  This is a reduction of $59 billion from Fiscal Year 2012. The bill provides $39.609 billion for the Department of Homeland Security.  Within that amount is funding for the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant program, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program and the United States Fire Administration.  On a positive note, the bill maintains fiscal year 2012 levels of funding for ...

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