• Aug 22, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with people impacted by the recent wildfires in Spokane and Lincoln County. Earlier this year, I met with emergency personnel and worked tirelessly to secure the resources necessary to effectively combat these fires.

We have some of the best trained firefighters ready to tackle these incidents. When I traveled the district the past few weeks, to town halls and coffee hours I was close to where these fires have broken out — the air was clear — now, smoke covers the area . Let’s hope these fires are contained as quickly as they arrived. I’ll keep working for the fundamental reforms to our national forests that will help prevent these fires.