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Wildfire Mitigation

A Common-Sense Fire Safety Plan

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The world watched as Maui experienced the deadliest wildfire our nation has seen in more than a century. This may be a new concept to some – the horrific consequences of an untamed wildfire – but our communities in the 27th Congressional District are all too familiar with the danger fires pose to American lives and property.

Reps. Garcia, Kim, Brownley, Chu Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Wildfire Detection

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Representatives Mike Garcia (R-CA), Young Kim (R-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), and Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Fire Information and Reaction Enhancement (FIRE) Act, which would enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop technology that improves the prediction of wildfire intensification, the forecast of smoke dispersion, information dissemination and risk communication, and early detection of wildfires.

Mike Garcia, Bruce Westerman Introduce the No Timber From Tyrants Act

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act. The legislation would ban imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus and direct the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to harvest more timber from federal lands to compensate for the banned imports.   “I’m proud to join Congressman…

Mike Garcia Provides Solutions to Improve Wildfire Detection, Prevention

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Representative Mike Garcia offered a series of amendments to help improve wildfire detection and prevention during a House Science, Space and Technology Full Committee Markup. During the hearing, Garcia offered an amendment to address California’s frequent and reckless use of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). His amendment clarifies language that would improve the balance between…

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.