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.