Ron Wyden

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

(credit: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue)

Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver Appearance

As Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Anwar al-Awlaki (credit: Muhammad Ud-Deen)

Udall: Attack On U.S.-Born Al-Qaida Leader Was Legal

Colorado’s Mark Udall and two other senators say the U.S. drone strike that killed an American-born al-Qaida leader in Yemen was legal.

11/26/2013

The Black Forest Fire on June 11 (credit: CBS)

As Wildfires Rage, Feds Cut Funding On Prevention

As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place.

06/20/2013

Sen. Mark Udall discusses the secret phone program (credit: CBS)

Udall Doubts Surveillance Stopped Attacks

Two Western members of the Senate Intelligence Committee don’t believe that the federal government’s telephone surveillance has stopped terrorist attacks.

06/08/2013

Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Forest Service To Hire 500 Fewer Firefighters As Wildfire Season Begins

As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

06/04/2013

(credit: CBS)

Wind Tax Break Going Before US Senate Again

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to extend a wind-energy tax break for two years, just two days after the U.S. Senate shot down a similar proposal.

03/15/2012

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Udall Concerned Over Patriot Act

Two U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to disclose how it interprets the Patriot Act, as an extension of the act nears a vote in Congress.

05/24/2011

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