Funding boost for wildfire prevention
Voting 190 for and 229 against, the House on Friday defeated a Republican bid to increase funding in HR 266 for U.S. Forest Service wildfire-prevention programs by $30 million, to a total of $644 million. These efforts use methods such as thinning of unhealthy trees, prescribed burns and underbrush removal to reduce incendiary conditions in forests. A yes vote was to increase the bill's wildfire-prevention budget by nearly 5 percent.
Yes: Fitzpatrick, Meuser
No: Dean, Houlahan, Wild, Cartwright