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Wildfire Mitigation

Mike Garcia, Young Kim, Julia Brownley, Judy Chu Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Wildfire Detection

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Representatives Mike Garcia (CA-25), Young Kim (CA-39), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the bipartisan Fire Information and Reaction Enhancement (FIRE) Act that would focus assets within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on wildfire forecasting and detection and improve the technology used to execute this mission.

Mike Garcia Calls for Action on Drought Crisis 

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA), House Committee on Natural Resources Republican Leader Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and fellow lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) Deb Haaland and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack about the need for action to address the current drought crisis in California and across the West.

Mike Garcia Introduces the PROTECT Act

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) introduced the Protecting and Restoring Our Trees by Enhancing Conservation and Treatments (PROTECT) Act, which would help improve forest management by allowing for more flexibility for federal land managers to utilize active forest management methods, like prescribed burns, to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Mike Garcia Applauds Deployment of World’s Largest Firefighting Helicopters to Combat CA Wildfires

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) released a statement applauding efforts by Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD), and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to team up to launch the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), which will deploy the world’s largest helicopters to combat wildfires in Southern California.