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

February 9, 2018

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.