Colorado Republican *defeats* additional fire protection funds as 6 simultaneous, unprecedented wildfires threaten tens of thousands of residents. Why? ›
"U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., under pressure from his Republican colleagues, changed his vote on a fire-prevention measure at the last minute.
The congressman’s change of heart helped kill Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s amendment that would have dedicated more federal resources to fire prevention, especially in areas impacted by pine beetle infestation; required National Park System stores to retail only products made in America; and made sure a GOP lands package honored sovereignty agreements with Native American tribes.”