Fairfax, VA – On April 1, 2004, Representative Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) introduced legislation reauthorizing the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, also known as the FIRE Act, through fiscal year 2007. The bill was co-sponsored by Representatives Pascrell (D-NJ), Weldon (R-PA), Hoyer (D-MD), Smith (R-MI), Andrews (D-NJ), Cox (R-CA), and Turner (D-TX). The bill has been referred to the House Science Committee. Hearings on the bill have not been scheduled.
A companion bill has not yet been introduced in the Senate.