Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to pass the Emergency Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $12.14 billion in additional assistance to communities that faced disasters last year, including the Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire.
“Our community was once again tested during the Woolsey and Hill fires, and while we are on the road to recovery, our community still needs assistance,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to see the House pass this important legislation, which will go a long way toward helping Ventura County recover. In Congress, I will keep working to ensure our community has the resources it needs to recover and rebuild stronger than ever.”
The bill includes additional funding for infrastructure repair and community development, resiliency to mitigate against future disasters, farmers and agricultural communities, and social services, including mental health care and education.
A title-by-title summary of the legislation is available here.
The full text of the bill is here.