Fire service urged to contact legislators on Antiterrorism Act training funding amendment

05/01/1996
Fire service urged to contact legislators on Antiterrorism Act training funding amendmentThe Comprehensive Antiterrorism Act of 1995 (HR 2703, S 735), designed to combat domestic and international terrorism and containing an IAFC-proposed amendment to appropriate $5 million for terrorism preparedness for the fire and emergency services, has been pulled from the House floor. The amendment was sponsored by William McCollum (R-FL). House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL) said about 100 Republicans were still opposed to or undecided about the bill due to civil liberty issues, according to an IAFC report. Some in Congress say the gun rights lobby, which objects to the terrorism bill, is to...

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