Campaign 2010

Jun 16, 2009

Hal Rogers Urges Kentucky Firefighters to Apply for Grant Program That He Voted Against

 

Rogers Voted Against Creating the Fire Station Construction Grant Program

 

Representative Hal Rogers (KY-05) is urging Kentucky fire departments to apply for grants through a new program.  However, Representative Rogers voted against creating the new firefighter grant program.

 

"Representative Rogers continues to say one thing in Kentucky and do another in Washington," said Jessica Santillo, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "If Representative Rogers thinks these grants are a ‘unique' opportunity for Kentucky, why did he vote against them?"

 

The new program awards competitive grants to fire departments to build new fire stations or renovate existing ones.  The program was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Representative Rogers voted against.

 

Background:

 

  • Representative Rogers urged fire departments to apply for the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). [Press Release, 6/15/09]

 

  • The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  [SCG Grants Overview, FEMA]

 

  • Representative Rogers voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  [Roll Call Vote, 2/13/2009]

 

 

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