U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 17:49

Senator Cantwell Blasts GOP Lawmakers For Neglecting To Protect Fire-Prone Communities

Washington, D.C. - Late last night, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), submitted a statement for the record regarding the GOP's failure to address wildfires in the budget agreement:

In the statement, Senator Cantwell said, 'How much longer are we going to short change fire programs?'

'We need a better management strategy for our National Forests--an innovative strategy to manage our forests in smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable ways,' said Senator Cantwell.

Find the full statement submitted for the record.