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Santa Barbara Congresswoman Introduces Legislation To Provide More Protection For Federal Firefighters

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 12:15pm


A local congresswoman has introduced legislation to help give new health care protections to federal firefighters.

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara co-authored HR 3718, which would help firefighters harmed on the job get more comprehensive disability benefits.  Capps says federal firefighters currently don’t receive the same protection as those at the local level.  The legislation would insure better coverage for those impacted by things like exposure to toxic substances, biohazards, and stress.


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