Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on Federal Approval of Disaster Aid for Northern California Wildfire Relief

Oct 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents some of the counties affected by the ongoing wildfires in Northern California, released the following statement after the Trump Administration issued a major disaster declaration unlocking federal funds for the areas affected by the wildfires in Northern California:

“I thank the administration for moving swiftly to approve federal disaster funds. Some of the affected communities have never seen a wildfire this disastrous, and this emergency funding will help these areas get started rebuilding the infrastructure they need. But more must be done: hundreds of homes have been destroyed in these fires so far. I remain hopeful that the Administration will also move to swiftly approve FEMA disaster funds, which will allow individuals to rebuild their homes.”