Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the Senate passage of the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, which includes key priorities to assist with disaster recovery for California’s Fifth Congressional District for which Thompson advocated. A statement from Thompson is below.
“The Senate version of the Supplemental Appropriations Act includes provisions I worked on that are critical to our district’s recovery from recent fires. The bill includes $100 million for Community Development Block Grant funding that will help our community with unmet needs from the October 2017 fires such as housing, debris removal and infrastructure repair.
“This bill also protects our local, small family agricultural producers whose crops may have been damaged by wildfires or wildfire smoke. I worked to ensure funding for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program was included in this bill to help our local communities. Both these provisions are essential to our community’s recovery efforts and I will continue to fight to bring back every dollar and resource to help rebuild. I look forward to swift consideration by the House so our communities can access this funding as soon as possible.”