Disaster responsibility has become increasingly over-federalized in the past several decades as a result of the Stafford Act. States have cut their funding and preparedness for disasters that were normally handled by state government and have come to rely more on the federal government. See Steven Bucci et al., “After Hurricane Sandy: Time to Learn and Implement the Lessons in Preparedness, Response, and Resilience,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 144, October 24, 2013, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/10/after-hurricane-sandy-time-to-learn-and-implement-the-lessons.
 The White House, Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the U.S. Government, March 4, 2014, p. 87, http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/budget.pdf (accessed July 23, 2014).
 Patrick Louis Knudsen, “Courting Disaster: Two Gaping Loopholes in the Debt Deal That Will Drive Up Spending,” The Heritage Foundation, The Daily Signal, November 7, 2011, http://dailysignal.com/2011/11/07/courting-disaster-two-gaping-loopholes-in-the-debt-deal-that-will-drive-up-spending/.
 News release, “Emergency Supplemental Request to Congress,” the White House, July 8, 2014, http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/budget_amendments/emergency-supplemental-request-to-congress-07082014.pdf (accessed July 21, 2014).
 Andrew Clevenger, “Oregon Senators Support Change to Firefighting Funds,” The Observer, March 18, 2014, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/News/Local-News/Oregon-senators-support-change-to-firefighting-funds (accessed July 21, 2014).
 For example, if the 10-year average disaster relief cap were $12 billion in FY 2015 and Congress appropriated $6 billion for disasters and an additional $1 billion for wildfire suppression, the FY 2016 disaster relief cap would be adjusted upward by $5 billion (the unspent $6 billion under the FY 2015 cap minus $1 billion allocated for wildfire suppression).
 Representative Ken Calvert (R–CA), “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2015,” Report for Congress, July 10, 2014, http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hrpt-113-hr-fy2015-interior.pdf (accessed July 21, 2014).
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Justification, March 2014, p. 285, http://www.fs.fed.us/aboutus/budget/2015/FS15-FS-Budget-Justification.pdf (accessed July 21, 2014), and U.S. Department of the Interior, Fiscal Year 2015, The Interior Budget in Brief, March 2014, p. 62, http://www.doi.gov/budget/appropriations/2015/highlights/upload/2015_Highlights_Book.pdf (accessed July 21, 2014).
 Karen L. Abt, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, and Krista M. Gebert, “Wildfire Suppression Cost Forecasts for the U.S. Forest Service,” Journal of Forestry, June 2009, http://www.researchgate.net/publication/233696144_Wildfire_Suppression_Cost_Forecasts_for_the_US_Forest_Service (accessed July 22, 2014).
 News release, “Senators McCain, Barrasso, and Flake Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund Wildfire Suppression and Boost Proactive Forest Management,” office of Senator John McCain (R–AZ), July 14, 2014, http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/7/senators-mccain-barrasso-and-flake-introduce-legislation-to-fully-fund-wildfire-suppression-and-boost-proactive-forest-management (accessed July 21, 2014).