Last week, Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein thanked the Biden Administration for approving a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance in response to the Caldor Fire in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, and Placer Counties.  The President’s action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts as well as supplement state, local, and tribal government emergency services for the protection of lives, property, public health, and safety.