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Current Legislation

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The following is a select list of fire service legislation. Click on the bill number for further information on the legislation, including details on the status of the legislation, a list of co-sponsors, or to read the text of the bill. You may also visit Thomas, the Library of Congress Legislative Database, for information on legislation introduced during the current and past Congresses.   

  • FISCAL YEAR 2015 HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT

H.R. 240 was introduced by Congressman Harold Rogers (KY-5) on January 9, 2015.

Summary: The bill makes appropriations for programs and activities of the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2015.

  • PROTECTING VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ACT

H.R. 33 was introduced on January 6, 2015 by Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11). 

Summary: The legislation ensures that volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  


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