Owens Joins the Bipartisan Congressional Wildfire Caucus
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) joined the bipartisan Wildfire Caucus to work collaboratively on nationwide wildfire mitigation and recovery solutions.
“Year after year, wildfires leave a trail of destruction to property and livelihoods in Utah and across the west,” said Rep. Owens. “In Congress, I have supported several efforts, like the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Act, to improve wildland fire prevention, mitigation, suppression, management, and rehabilitation methods. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will work hard to deploy top-of-the-line technology and infrastructure. Wildfire mitigation and recovery is a top priority for Utahns, and I look forward to the work ahead.”
The Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus will elevate awareness and bipartisan consensus around wildfire management and mitigation, environmental and community protections, public health and safety, and wildfire preparedness and recovery in Congress. The caucus will serve as a useful tool for facilitating conversations and cultivating solutions for communities facing wildfire.
Additional information on the Congressional Wildfire Caucus is available here.