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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009

Short Titles as Reported to House

Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009

Short Titles as Introduced

Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend sections 33 and 34 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
11/18/2009Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 395 - 31 (Roll no. 901).
11/07/2009Committee on Homeland Security discharged.
11/07/2009Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 111-333, Part I.
10/13/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (46)

Date Chamber
11/19/2009SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
11/18/2009-3:56pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/18/2009-3:56pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 395 - 31 (Roll no. 901).
11/18/2009-3:39pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H13100-13103)
11/18/2009-3:38pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3791.
11/18/2009-3:37pmHouseH.Amdt.513 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 371 - 63 (Roll no. 900).
11/18/2009-3:29pmHouseH.Amdt.512 On agreeing to the Perlmutter amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 358 - 75 (Roll no. 899).
11/18/2009-3:00pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11/18/2009-2:59pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/18/2009-2:59pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H13113-13115)
11/18/2009-2:14pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3791 as unfinished business.
11/18/2009-2:14pmHouseOn motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/2009-2:13pmHouseMr. Gordon (TN) moved that the Committee now rise.
11/18/2009-2:13pmHouseH.Amdt.515 On agreeing to the Cardoza amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/2009-2:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 909, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardoza amendment.
11/18/2009-2:06pmHouseH.Amdt.515 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cardoza. (consideration: CR H13106-13107; text: CR H13106)
11/18/2009-2:06pmHouseH.Amdt.514 On agreeing to the Holden amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/2009-2:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 909, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holden amendment.
11/18/2009-2:03pmHouseH.Amdt.514 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Holden. (consideration: CR H13106; text: CR H13106)
11/18/2009-2:02pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gordon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/18/2009-1:59pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 909, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
11/18/2009-1:59pmHouseH.Amdt.513 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H13105-13106, H13113-11314; text: CR H13105)
11/18/2009-1:58pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perlmutter amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (NE) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/18/2009-1:50pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 909, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter amendment.
11/18/2009-1:50pmHouseH.Amdt.512 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Perlmutter. (consideration: CR H13104-13105, H13113; text: CR H13104)
11/18/2009-1:49pmHouseH.Amdt.511 On agreeing to the Titus amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/2009-1:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 909, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus amendment.
11/18/2009-1:44pmHouseH.Amdt.511 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Titus. (consideration: CR H13103-13104; text: CR H13103)
11/18/2009-12:54pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3791.
11/18/2009-12:54pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Jesse L. Jackson Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/18/2009-12:54pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 909 and Rule XVIII.
11/18/2009-12:53pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3791 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution. (consideration: CR H13100-13103)
11/18/2009-12:53pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 909. (consideration: CR H13093-13107)
11/18/2009-12:51pmHouseRule H. Res. 909 passed House.
11/17/2009-4:30pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 909 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3791 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution.
11/07/2009HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 191.
11/07/2009HouseCommittee on Homeland Security discharged.
11/07/2009HouseReferred sequentially to the House Committee on Homeland Security for a period ending not later than Nov. 7, 2009 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(i), rule X.
11/07/2009HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on 111-333, Part I.
10/21/2009HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/21/2009HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/14/2009HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
10/14/2009HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
10/14/2009HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
10/13/2009HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science and Technology.
10/13/2009HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (103)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-8]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-21]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-9]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Halvorson, Deborah L. [D-IL-11]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-14]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 10/13/2009
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Delahunt, Bill [D-MA-10]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 10/13/2009
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 10/14/2009
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 10/14/2009
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 10/14/2009
Rep. Murphy, Scott [D-NY-20] 10/14/2009
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 10/14/2009
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 10/14/2009
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 10/14/2009
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19] 10/14/2009
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 10/15/2009
Rep. Massa, Eric J. J. [D-NY-29] 10/15/2009
Rep. Nye, Glenn C. [D-VA-2] 10/15/2009
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 10/20/2009
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 10/20/2009
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/20/2009
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 10/20/2009
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 10/21/2009
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-32] 10/27/2009
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 11/02/2009
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 11/02/2009
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 11/02/2009
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 11/02/2009
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 11/04/2009
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 11/04/2009
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 11/04/2009
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 11/04/2009
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 11/04/2009
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] 11/04/2009
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 11/04/2009
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 11/04/2009
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 11/04/2009
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 11/04/2009
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 11/04/2009
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 11/04/2009
Rep. Markey, Betsy [D-CO-4] 11/04/2009
Rep. Boccieri, John A. [D-OH-16] 11/04/2009
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 11/04/2009
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 11/04/2009
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 11/04/2009
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 11/04/2009
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 11/04/2009
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 11/04/2009
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 11/04/2009
Rep. Schauer, Mark H. [D-MI-7] 11/04/2009
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 11/04/2009
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/04/2009
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 11/04/2009
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14] 11/06/2009
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 11/06/2009
Rep. Kratovil, Frank, Jr. [D-MD-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 11/06/2009
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/06/2009
Rep. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 11/06/2009
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 11/06/2009
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 11/06/2009
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 11/06/2009
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 11/06/2009
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 11/06/2009
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 11/06/2009
Rep. Cao, Anh "Joseph" [R-LA-2] 11/06/2009

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science and Technology10/13/2009 Referred to
10/21/2009 Markup by
11/07/2009 Reported by H. Rept. 111-333
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation10/14/2009 Referred to
10/14/2009 Markup by
10/14/2009 Reported by
House Homeland Security11/07/2009 Referred to
11/07/2009 Discharged from
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs11/19/2009 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (11/18/2009)

Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to reauthorize through FY2014 the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

Modifies the scope of the AFG program, including by permitting the use of grant funds for volunteer, non-fire service emergency medical services organizations and for certifying fire and building inspectors employed by a fire department or serving as a volunteer building inspector with a fire department. Prohibits providing program funds to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.

Increases: (1) funding for fire prevention and firefighter safety programs; and (2) maximum AFG grant amounts. Lowers matching and maintenance of expenditure requirements and authorizes the Administrator of FEMA to waive or reduce such requirements for applicants facing demonstrated economic hardship.

Revises grant allocation requirements to require 25% of grant amounts for a fiscal year to be allocated to each of: (1) career fire departments; (2) volunteer fire departments; (3) combination fire departments. Requires remaining amounts to be awarded on a competitive basis among such fire departments.

Revises grant limits based on jurisdiction populations. Sets forth new limits on awards to state fire training academies. Limits grant amounts used to obtain training to training that complies with applicable national voluntary consensus standards.

Amends SAFER program provisions to: (1) limit the period of program grants to three years; (2) require grantees to commit to retaining firefighters hired for the entire grant period, with an economic hardship exception; and (3) limit to 80% the portion of the cost of hiring firefighters for each fiscal year that may be provided under a grant.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Administrator of FEMA to make grants directly to career, volunteer, and combination fire departments for the purpose of increasing the number of firefighters to help communities meet industry minimum standards and attain 24-hour staffing to provide adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards and to fulfill traditional missions of fire departments that antedate the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

(Sec. 4) Requires the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association, to conduct and report to Congress on a study to: (1) define the current roles and activities associated with the fire services on a national, state, regional, and local level: (2) identify the equipment, staffing, and training required to fulfill such roles and activities; (3) conduct an assessment to identify gaps between what fire departments currently possess and what they require on a national and state-by-state basis; and (4) measure the impact of the AFG program in meeting the needs and filling the gaps identified. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) conduct a survey to ascertain whether each career fire department, volunteer fire department, and combination fire department in the United States is in compliance with the national voluntary consensus standards for staffing, training, safe operations, personal protective equipment, and fitness; and (2) establish a Task Force to Enhance Firefighter Safety.

(Sec. 6) Prohibits using any funds appropriated to carry out this Act for a congressional earmark.