Sen. Ron Wyden proposes wildfire legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden proposes wildfire legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Mike Crapo introduced legislation that would treat natural wildfire disasters without funds from regular federal agency budgets.

When major fires happen today and costs soar, federal agencies often have to draw money from other programs such as fire prevention. Legislation from Wyden and Crapo would cap U.S. Forest Service and Interior Department annual firefighting spending and require excess costs to come from elsewhere.

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