Wildfire aid for Malden was held up by the White House for four months. A new bill introduced by Cathy McMorris Rodgers could change that.
Here’s an excerpt of a video the congresswoman posted to her website.
“The Malden Act would do three main things – First It requires the president to approve or deny a disaster declaration within 30 days. If the request is not denied within 30 days, it is approved.”
It would also would require FEMA to provide resources to local emergency managers to help with their recovery and prepare them for other future emergencies.