Month: May 2017

Trump Budget Proposes Nearly Level Funding for AFG and SAFER

On Tuesday, May 23, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal.  Both the AFG and SAFER programs received modest proposed cuts from $345 million (FY 2017) to $344,344,000 (FY 2018) for each program.  This represents a $656,000 cut

Senate Homeland Security Committee Unanimously Passes AFG/SAFER Reauthorization

Yesterday, May 17, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee unanimously passed S. 829, The AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017. Special thanks goes to Senators McCain (AZ), Tester (MT), Collins (ME) and Carper (DE) for being

Congressional Agreement on FY 2017 Funding

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, has released the House version of the agreement to fund the federal government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2017, which ends September 30, 2017. In a victory for the Fire