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  • AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK TO ADDRESS 28th ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER Read more here...

  • TWO FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO BE HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: Fire Service-Based EMS Award Presentation at 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • CFSI RELEASES LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2016 Read more here...

  • CHIEF CARL HOLMES (RET) TO BE HONORED AT THE 28TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER: Recipient of 2016 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award Read more here...

  • DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR CFSI LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Awards Recognize Leadership for Fire Safety Education and Fire Service-Based EMS Read more here...

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CONGRESS PASSES CONTINUING RESOLUTION, ADJOURNS FOR ELECTIONS

Location: Washington, DC

 

On Saturday, September 22nd, the Senate approved H.J. Res. 117, the Continuing Appropriations Act.  The continuing resolution appropriates funds to continue the operation of the federal government through March 27, 2013.  The House approved H.J. Res 117 on Thursday, September 13th

While both the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committee completed work on 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills, the full Senate had not yet voted on a single Fiscal Year 2013 spending bill before passage of the continuing resolution.   Fiscal Year 2012 ends on September 30th leading to the need for the temporary spending measure in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Congress is schedule to return following the general election for a lame duck session.  The results of the election will likely determine the legislative schedule for the remainder of the year.