01-19-2005, 03:17 PM #1
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Dewine To Serve As Co-Chair Of The Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Senator Mike Dewine (OH) To Serve As Co-Chair Of The Congressional Fire Services Caucus
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) announces that Senator Mike DeWine (OH) will serve as a Co-Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus starting in the 109th Congress.
Unanimously recommended by the leadership of the Fire Caucus, Senator DeWine will work with his fellow caucus leaders to increase awareness on Capitol Hill about the challenges facing our nation's fire and emergency services. As one of the fire and emergency services' strongest advocates on Capitol Hill, Senator DeWine has been instrumental in getting many important pieces of legislation passed. Most recently, Senator DeWine played an integral role in the effort to reauthorize the highly successful Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) Grant Program. In 2001, he was one of a select group of members of Congress who received the CFSI Legislator of the Year Award for his work on the FIRE Grant Program.
"I look forward to working with members of the caucus to increase funding for fire and emergency services across the nation," Senator DeWine said in a statement released after accepting the position of Caucus Co-Chair. "Fire-based first responders are the first line of defense when protecting families from the devastating effects of fire. We need to ensure they have all the resources they need to effectively do their jobs."
Senator DeWine currently serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He succeeds Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (CO) who retired from the Senate following the 108th Congress.FTM-PTB-DTRT
01-19-2005, 10:59 PM #2
That is a great thing!!! Dewine has been a HUGE supporter of the fire service for a number of years. Congrats and good luck Senator!!
01-26-2005, 02:46 PM #3
He's been a big supporter of the fire service.
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