WWOA encourages Wisconsin’s federal legislators to support the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, H.R. 167 and S. 235. This important legislation will reform how wildfire suppression is funded, in order to significantly minimize the harmful practice of transferring funds form critical programs to pay for wildfire suppression. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act would fund response to the few most disastrous wildfires similar to how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds other disaster response under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. This would put wildfire disasters on par, and without competing, with funding for response to other natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Read the Partner Caucus letter to Congress – WDFA Support Letter