Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Reps. Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, Scott Tipton, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Ed Perlmutter issued the following statements on the extremely severe fire season unfolding in Colorado:
"Colorado is facing one of the most severe fire seasons on record. The Incident Commanders and their teams - the best firefighters in the world - are in charge of fighting these fires. We are committed to working with the state and the federal governments to support those firefighters on the ground with all of the resources they need to battle and contain these large fires," the delegation said. "The administration has assured us that fighting these fires is a top priority, and local emergency responders are acting valiantly. We need every level of government dedicated to containing these fires and ensuring the safety of Coloradans and the health of our forests. Colorado can and will get through this, and the Congressional delegation is unified in working together with all hands on deck to extinguish these devastating blazes."
"Thousands of Coloradans have been displaced because of these dangerous fires," the delegation added. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families and businesses impacted by this tragedy, along with those working tirelessly to save lives and property. We will get through this difficult time and the delegation is united in working together to support those fighting these fires and all those that are in need."