On June 4, 2019, the House passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief package by a 354-48 vote.  The bill was signed into law a few days later by President Trump, freeing up billions of dollars in federal funds for communities recovering from devastating wildfires and other natural disasters.  

The House was expected to approve the relief package last week, but several conservative members thwarted the bipartisan attempt to move the bill through the floor during a recess week.  Among the funding provisions included in the disaster relief package are $720 million to the U.S. Forest Service to help finance wildfire suppression activities and $120 million to the National Park Service for public lands restoration projects.