Merkley & Wyden To Visit Fire Camps

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says he and Ron Wyden will visit fire camps in Oregon on Friday.  Merkley said at a press conference today Oregon’s Congressional delegation has requested an emergency declaration from the Trump administration, and are making multiple phone calls to make that happen.  Merkley is hopeful the declaration will be issued by Friday.  He added he will continue pushing for funding for his Wildfire Resiliency Act to increase efforts for thinning of forestlands in the West to make them more fire resistant.

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