The Hill: Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul

The spending bill Congress is considering includes a major, bipartisan effort to overhaul how the U.S. government spends money to fight wildfires on federal land. The provision in the omnibus appropriations bill, released publicly late Wednesday, is meant to cut down on a practice known as “fire borrowing” in which agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau […]

From The Hill: Senate committee approves Zinke to lead Interior

Senate committee approves Zinke to lead Interior BY DEVIN HENRY   A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced Ryan Zinke’s nomination to be President Trump’s secretary of Interior. Zinke’s nomination was approved 16-6 by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and will move to the full Senate next. Four Democrats joined every Republican in backing Zinke, […]