REP LIEU STATEMENT ON CONGRESS PASSING OVERDUE DISASTER FUNDING FOR DISTRICTS LIKE CA-33
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Senate-approved Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, which is expected to be signed into law. The funding will support communities impacted by natural disasters including those in CA-33 that were devastated by the Woolsey Fire last fall.
“I’m glad this bill will soon be on the President’s desk to sign, after a months-long battle with Republicans over whether to help American disaster victims. My constituents know firsthand that supplemental federal disaster funding is overdue. It’s a relief to pass this bill despite the pointless theatrics to hold it up from the GOP.
This bill will offer communities grants to rebuild housing, businesses and infrastructure, and will help local fire departments recoup some of the expenses associated with fire remediation. It’s another important step for communities like mine who need to rebuild after unthinkable disasters. I hope the President signs this bill quickly so that we can finally help disaster victims across the country.”