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Secretary Perdue Applauds Fire Funding Fix

FIGHTING FOREST FIRES FIRE FUNDING FIX US FOREST SERVICE

Secretary Perdue Applauds Fire Funding Fix

Washington  – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today expressed his appreciation for the work of Congress to find a bipartisan fix for the way the U.S. Forest Service is funded for fighting wildfires. Secretary Perdue had advocated for the change since taking office in April 2017. Congress included the solution in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Package, which has been signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.  “The fire funding fix, which has been sought for decades, is an important inclusion in the omnibus spending bill and I commend Congress for addressing the issue,” said Secretary Perdue. “Improving the...

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