ALL NEW: Merkley Introduces Wildfire Relief Bill

, Posted: Tue, July 17 2012 at 8:05 AM, Updated: Tue, July 17 2012 at 8:08 AM

Wildfire disaster relief programs could be extended for another year thorough a new bill introduced by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley Monday.

If passed the bill would ensure assistance to farmers and ranchers affected this years wildfires in southeastern Oregon.

The bill is an extension of the relief programs that expired at the end of last year.

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