President Biden and Vice President Harris Deliver Remarks and Convene Cabinet Officials, Governors, and Private Sector Partners to Discuss the Devastating Intersection of Drought, Heat, and Wildfires in the Western United States, and Strengthening Prevention, Preparedness and Response Efforts for this Wildfire Season.

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Attendees per WH Press Office:


  • Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior
  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
  • Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Gina McCarthy, Assistant to the President and National Climate Advisor
  • Liz Sherwood-Randall, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security


  • Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon
  • Spencer Cox, Governor of Utah
  • Mark Gordon, Governor of Wyoming 
  • Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico
  • Gavin Newsom, Governor of California 
  • Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado 
  • Steve Sisolak, Governor of Nevada 
  • Ron Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
  • Julie Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director for Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Caitlin Durkovich, Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for Resilience and Response
  • Deanne Criswell, Administrator of FEMA
  • Rick Spinrad, Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Shalanda Young, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Vicki Christiansen, Chief of the U. S. Forest Service
  • John Hairston, CEO of Bonneville Power Marketing Administration
  • Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO of Edison International
  • Maria Pope, President and CEO of Portland General Electric, Chair of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) CEO Wildfire Task Force, and Co-chair of the Electric Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) Wildfire Working Group