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H.R. 4661 (115th): United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017


To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Barbara Comstock

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Dec 15, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-98
Cosponsors

8 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Comstock Announces Nearly $1.5 Million Federal Firefighter Grant for Loudoun County
    — Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 19, 2018

Sen. Coons applauds FEMA grant supporting resources for Delaware firefighters
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] on Jul 18, 2018

Larsen Applauds Passage of $750 Million Grants Programs to Assist Firefighters and Emergency First Responders
    — Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2] on Dec 20, 2017

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3881: AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

Introduced on Sep 28, 2017. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 829: AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 2, 2017. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Dec 15, 2017
 
Introduced

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Dec 18, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 21, 2017
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 3, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4661 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4661. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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