The Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus

In 2020, Colorado’s 2nd District experienced the two largest wildfires in state history. The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires were devastating and indicated that we are moving away from traditional fire seasons towards fire years. In the face of these catastrophes, Congressman Joe Neguse took action—partnering with Representative John Curtis (R-UT) to found the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus.

As founder and original co-chair, Neguse has led the charge in better preparing our communities to be resilient and mitigate wildfire risk, as well as ensuring that they have the resources they need to recover. As a part of his work with the Caucus, Congressman Neguse also released resource guides to help people in Colorado and across the country be better prepared to survive and recover from wildfires.

He is also working to ensure that all those who selflessly risk their lives defending our homes and natural resources as wildland firefighters are paid fairly for their labor, skills, and training. The Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus is working closely with the Biden Administration to coordinate better wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery nationwide.

Neguse recently released the 2021 Wildfire Resource Guide to help Coloradans during this year's wildfire season. Find that guide HERE.

Founders

Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) - Co-Chair

Representative John Curtis (R-UT) - Co-Chair

Members

  • Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-OR)
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT)
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
  • Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)