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Administration Issues Additional Disaster Declaration

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Washignton, April 3, 2017 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1) | comments
In response to bipartisan letter requesting federal assistance led by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for specific counties throughout the State of California.
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WASHINGTON – In response to bipartisan letter requesting federal assistance led by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for specific counties throughout the State of California.

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for forty two counties in California, triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from severe weather events which occurred between February 1, 2017 and February 23, 2017.

On March 19, 2017, Governor Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for forty three counties severely impacted by the February storms. Congressman Valadao then led a bipartisan letter, which can be read here, urging President Trump to declare a Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster for the state. The granting of this disaster declaration would immediately allow federal aid to be made available to support cleanup efforts, and other infrastructure improvements and repairs, needed as a result of the destruction caused by these latest storms.

Congressman David G. Valadao stated, "I am thankful for the quick action from this Administration as California continues to feel the impacts of severe winter storms. This Presidential Disaster Declaration will immediately provide federal aid to help impacted communities, including Kings County located in my own Congressional District, recover."

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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