(April 6, 2016) – The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has released a Legislative Outlook for the Second Session of the 114th Congress. In 2016, Congress will consider a number of issues of critical importance to the nation’s fire and emergency services. Actions taken by Congress will have a direct impact on the fire service’s ability to prepare for, respond to, prevent, and mitigate incidents both large and small: natural and man-made, local and national in scope. The CFSI Legislative Outlook is intended to be a resource for members of the fire service, detailing some of critical issues Congress will be considering.
“On May 4th and 5th, nearly 2,000 fire service leaders will be in Washington, DC attending the 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium. As part of the event, they will be on Capitol Hill meeting with congressional staff to discuss a number of critical issues,” said Bill Webb, CFSI’s Executive Director. “We hope this document will not only prove to be a valuable resource for them while they prepare for their trip to our nation’s capital, but also for the congressional staff they will be meeting with.”
The CFSI 2016 Legislative Outlook can be found at CFSI’s website, as well as a list of current legislation pending before Congress.