President Asks for $615 Million to Fight Fires
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states. The White House said Obama will submit the request along with a bigger, $3.7 billion proposal to confront a wave of Central American children crossing the southern border illegally. The$615 million would go to the Department of Agriculture. White House officials say the money is designed to pay for all wildfire needs in 2014.