House Approves Fire Service Amendments to DHS Spending Bill

On Wednesday, June 5th, the House began consideration of H.R.2217, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.  The bill provides $38.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during Fiscal Year 2014.  During Wednesday's consideration of the bill, the House approved several amendments of importance to the nation's fire and emergency services. The first amendment was offered by Congressman David Reichert (WA-8), current chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Congressman John Daleney (MD-6) to restore funding for the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to the FY13 level of $44 million. ...

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