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Biden To Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case For Spending Plan

Boise (Idaho), Sep 13 (AP) President Joe Biden is promoting his administration's use of a wartime law to aid in wildfire preparedness Monday during a Western swing in which he's surveying damage in California and meeting with fire officials in Idaho. The administration activated the Defense Production Act in early August to boost supplies from the U.S. Forest Service's primary firehose supplier. It marks the second use of the law, after the president used it to boost vaccine supplies, and the administration had not previously announced it.. - via

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