On August 22, 2020, the President declared a major disaster (FEMA-4558-DR-CA) for fires burning in the State of California during the month of August. Tulare County was not initially included in this declaration.
Yesterday, Congressman Kevin McCarthy joined KGET's Jim Scott and Tami Mlcoch to discuss the Vice Presidential debate, COVID-19, and Congress's ability to deliver a critical relief package that Americans need and deserve.
Highlights of the interview are below:
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced that the City of Porterville, California will be awarded a $370,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone” (HOPE) Program.
McCarthy released the following statement:
As we continue to combat historic wildfires across our state, including in the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County, I am grateful to the federal, state, and local firefighters and first responders who are working around the clock to protect all Californians.
In The News
The anticipation is building. Stories and news reports are popping up everywhere. Predictions and expectations fill coffee shops and social media. No, I’m not talking about the 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles. I am talking about El Niño. And, chances are that it will arrive this winter along with plenty of precipitation.
"First, I want to congratulate my friend Jean Fuller. The California Senate will be well-served under her leadership and California's future will absolutely be brighter as a result. I know Senator Fuller will bring the blue collar attitude that is ingrained in the Central Valley to this leadership position and will fight for a freer and more prosperous California.
FRESNO, CA – Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 is welcomed news for the people of the parched State of California and the Central Valley.
On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.