August 17, 2015

Wyden Statement on Wildfires in Oregon

Portland, OR  – Sen. Ron Wyden today issued the following statement about the wildfires in Oregon and throughout the West:

“These infernos are threatening lives and burning up Oregon’s forests and homes.  I will continue to work with the U.S. Forest Service and the State to ensure all the resources that are available are deployed as quickly as possible.  When I get back to Washington DC, my first order of business is to finally end the terrible trifecta that makes these fires worse: underfunding firefighting budgets, stealing money from fire prevention to make up the shortfall and letting hazardous fuels build up as a result.”

For more details about Senator Wyden’s bipartisan bill to fix the system of wildfire funding, go here.