Senator Steve Daines today implored his Senate colleagues to take long-needed action and move forward bipartisan legislation that includes both a solution for wildfire funding and responsible forest management reforms.

“I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, let’s come together and pass a wildfire funding solution as well as timber management that includes some litigation reform – so we can move forward here and protect our forests, protect our jobs and protect the lives of the men and women who fight these fires,” Daines stated.

Daines stressed the detrimental impact that frivolous litigation has had on Montana’s struggling timber industry and the Forest Service’s ability to properly manage Montana’s National Forests.