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National Federation of Federal Employees President William Dougan, shown testifying last month on wildfire management, said the administration’s request for an emergency $615 million for firefighting is badly needed. (Cronkite News Service photo by Paulina Pineda)

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Border request also asks for firefighting funds

Tucked into the president's $3.7 billion request for funding to stem the tide of immigrant children crossing the Southwest border was a request for another $615 million to continue fighting wildfires this year.