25 members of California’s congressional delegation co-signed a letter to President Trump in support of Governor Jerry Brown’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for wildfires in Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties.  The declaration would grant California federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the state’s wildfire management efforts.  

The signatories urged the Trump Administration to accept California’s request for a major disaster declaration, and sited the scope and devastation of the uncontained wildfires.  The bipartisan letter comes days after the President tweeted that California’s wildfires are “magnified & made so much worse” by the state’s environmental laws.