In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on January 18th, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators identified several issues that may contribute to the high cost of firefighter housing including changes made to price-setting regulations in 2019. These regulatory changes affected the cost for multi-room units and rent reduction for particularly remote cabins.  The letter was signed by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, in addition to Steve Daines (R-Montana), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon). The full text of the letter is available here.