*** Please note recorded votes will be rolled to 9:40 am, Thursday, June 22, 2023

Opening Statement:

Chairman Frank Lucas

Full Committee Markup of: 

H.R. 4090, Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023 - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 29-0

Provides a five-year reauthorization for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) Program. The current program authorizations expire on September 30, 2023.

H.R. 369, NIST Wildland Fire Communications and Information Dissemination Act - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 30-0

Requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to conduct research on public safety communication coordination standards among wildland firefighters and fire management response officials.

H.R. 4143, National Construction Safety Team Act of 2023  - favorably reported to the House by a vote of 30-0

Updates the NCST Act to expand the safety team’s authority to investigate failures of infrastructure and structures other than buildings. This authority would include levees, pedestrian bridges, and other structures where the performance of those constructions significantly affects the safety and resilience of U.S. communities.

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