Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that two amendments he offered to H.R. 268, the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, passed the House on Wednesday afternoon. The first amendment would increase funding by $50 million for the Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund (CDF) program to assist with unmet recovery needs from the 2017 fires. The second amendment would allow emergency funding in the underlying bill to be used to assist grapegrowers whose crops were damaged by smoke from the 2018 wildfires.
“People who have survived devastating disasters, like the fires our district has endured over the last several years, deserve to know their government is fighting to help them recover. That’s why I was proud that my amendments to provide critical disaster relief passed the House today,” said Thompson. “These amendments will provide for increased funding to meet outstanding needs after the 2017 fires in our community and assist our agriculture community. My fight continues to secure every federal dollar and resource to help our community rebuild.”
The underlying disaster bill to which Thompson’s amendments were offered now heads to the Senate for consideration