Investing in Healthy Forests and Safe Communities

In the People’s House, we’ve reached an agreement that secures an important investment for fighting fires and keeping our forests healthy.

After a summer of devastating forest fires that ravaged our region, this is great news for Eastern Washington.



Here’s a quick look at what the agreement does:

  • Secures the most significant investment in decades to fight fires.
  • Provides funds to manage hazardous fuels to help keep our forests healthy and prevent forest fires.

Throughout the summer, Rep. McMorris Rodgers visited the firefighting teams who work tireless hours to keep all of us safe. And this fall, she held a roundtable discussion in Spokane with community leaders and Sen. Maria Cantwell to discuss strategies to combat and prevent wildfires.

As Rep. McMorris Rodgers has said, we must do all we can to prevent such destruction and devastation from happening again.


Recent Posts

Jun 21, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Presents Purple Heart To Korean War Veteran From Usk

Usk, Wash. – Yesterday afternoon, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) presented 94-year-old U.S. Army veteran, Corporal Donald Donner, with the Purple Heart in recognition of the wounds he sustained while courageously fighting in the Korean War. Cpl. Donner enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was originally stationed in Japan as a radio […]

Jun 18, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Responds to Biden Administration’s Sham Report on Columbia River System

Spokane, Wash. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior published a report today on the “Historic and Ongoing Impacts of Federal Dams on the Columbia River Basin Tribes.” “This bad faith report is just the latest in a long list of examples that prove […]

Jun 14, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Statement Remembering George Nethercutt

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement honoring former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt, who passed away today. “My heart is sad. George Nethercutt was a giant amongst men who served the people of Eastern Washington with honor and patriotism for a decade. George was a man of character […]