A Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a field hearing in Colorado Springs Wednesday. The hearing, chaired by Colorado Senator Mark Udall, highlighted forest health issues that remain following this summer’s deadly wildfires.
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the 2012 Farm Bill before starting their August recess. With the bill expiring in September, will Congress have time to pass the important bill when they return?
About 8,000 temporary firefighters and their families now have access to federal health insurance. That’s thanks to a move from the Obama Administration that immediately extends eligibility for the group to Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program.