Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today after the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on disaster relief assistance:

“I am pleased that, after working with my California colleagues on both sides of the aisle for the last few weeks, the disaster assistance and tax relief legislation passed by the House today included eligibility for Southern California’s fires. While the President must still issue a Major Disaster Declaration, this is a critical first step to providing desperately needed aid to all those impacted by the Thomas Fire. I will continue to work tirelessly until my constituents get what they need to rebuild and recover.”

Congresswoman Brownley sent a letter to President Trump today urging him to take swift action on Governor Brown’s request last night for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the wildfires affecting Southern California – including and especially the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

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