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2019 Hill Day Results

May 10, 2019

We are pleased to report another successful Hill Day to the FAMA and FEMSA membership.

Hill Day 2019 had 58 FAMA/FEMSA attendees representing 45 companies in 24 states. The attendees were put into nine teams and met with a total of 110 Congressional offices.

Members encouraged their Congressional representatives to support FY 2020 funding levels of $410 million for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG); $410 million for SAFER; $50 million for the U.S. Fire Administration and $50 million for the U.S. Search and Rescue System.

Please contact your own Congressional representative to encourage these FY 2020 funding levels for the fire service.

If you were unable to attend 2019 Hill Day, supporting documents, including Key Messages and resource materials are available at

Below are just some of the meetings held during Hill Day:

Full Senate Appropriations Committee offices:
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chair
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ranking Member
Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee offices:
Committee Staff of the Chair and Ranking Member
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chair
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Full House Appropriations Committee offices:
Representative Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL)
Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Representative Kay Granger (R-TX), Ranking Member
Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Representative Martha Roby (R-AL)

House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee offices:
House Appropriations Committee Staff
Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Ranking Member

If you have any questions, please contact GAC Co-chairs John Granby [email protected] Lee Morris [email protected] David Durstine [email protected] or GAC Sr. Advisor Dave Gatton