Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 31 California Republican and Democratic House colleagues, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) in writing to the President asking him to immediately grant California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have hit Lake, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties over the last week. To view the full letter, click here.
“We write to request full and fair consideration of the State of California’s request for a major disaster declaration as a result of several fires burning across the State,” the members wrote.“This massive explosion of fire activity has resulted in an immense strain on California’s resources and firefighting capabilities. It is increasingly difficult for the State and local governments to obtain the necessary resources to respond to these fires. California is instituting all possible actions at its disposal to combat this massive disaster. However, the size and scope of the current fire activity demands assistance, coordination, and federal action.”
This article was released by the Office of Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.