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Biden and Harris meets western governors amid historic heatwave – live


Republican and Democratic leaders will discuss the record-breaking temperatures and preparations for this year’s wildfire season – follow live

4.22pm BST

Joe Biden confirmed that his administration is taking steps to ensure federal firefighters are paid at least $15 an hour, with the possibility of bonuses for those on the front lines.

The president said he was shocked to discover last week that some firefighters are paid as little as $13 an hour.

4.16pm BST

Joe Biden is now meeting with governors of west-coast states as the region battles a historic heatwave that has caused record-high temperatures in many cities.

Tune in as I discuss wildfire prevention, preparedness, and response efforts. https://t.co/9QfAlFfPbs

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