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S. 829 (115th): AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

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A bill to reauthorize 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 bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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

John McCain

Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Apr 5, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 4661: United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 2018. (compare text)
Cosponsors

16 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

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

Support firefighter programs
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Dec 4, 2017

Rep. Pascrell Supports Fire Service Program Reauthorization
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] on Dec 19, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 829 will add $10 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

Apr 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 11, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Aug 2, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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S. 829 (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 S. 829. 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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