California Sens. Dianne Feinstein an Kamala Harris continue to press for a bill to help the state better prepare for wildfires.
The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act would provide emergency funding for wildfires, much the same way the federal government handles other natural disasters like tornadoes and floods, without draining resources for forestry management and other long-term fire suppression work that seeks to help prevent the rapid spread of future fires.
The height of wildfire season in California is underway. Feinstein and Harris are urging Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement.
“With temperatures soaring into the triple digits and dry winds continuing to blow, this fire season is far from over,” Feinstein said in a statement. “We must take action now to help those who need it and to prepare for the future.”