Trump Administration Reverses Decision to Deny Wildfire Relief Funds to California

The Trump Administration has reversed its decision to reject California’s request for disaster relief funds for wildfires that have devastated the state.

The New York Times notes that “the abrupt turnaround came after the president spoke with Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican and the House minority leader, with the White House saying the men “presented a convincing case” for the state receiving the aid.

“The disaster relief aid covers six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month.”

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