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- Congress temporarily averts shutdown, but agencies still feel the pain - October 3, 2023
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Last week, U.S. Forest Service firefighters in Michigan, like others around the country, ceased clearing out “fuel” such as trees and debris in heavily forested locations, work that is critical to preventing the spread of wildfires. Bulldozers and other equipment that require commercial licenses to operate were driven from the woods into storage locations.
In the event of a government shutdown, the agency did not want to leave its expensive machines unoperated and exposed to unexpected conditions and the public.
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