PARADISE, CALIFORNIA FIRE RELIEF; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 5
(House of Representatives - January 10, 2019)

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  (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LaMALFA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to highlight the good work 
that has been done by FEMA in my district in California where we had 
the devastating Camp fire affect and devastate Paradise, California. 
The cleanup and the recovery from this disaster is going pretty well, 
with a coordinated effort with FEMA, Army Corps of Engineers, and State 
entities like the Cal OES.
  The response from the Federal Government after the President's visit 
has not been disappointing but, indeed, going pretty well.
  So far, more than $48 million has been approved by FEMA to help 
recover from wildfire losses in California, including Butte County and 
Paradise. FEMA has been on the ground helping people get the assistance 
they need directly. Nearly 7,000 individual assistance applications 
have already been approved.
  It is still extremely challenging for people who have suffered losses 
and who are, indeed, displaced from their homes, having to live with 
friends, relatives, motels, whatever that might be. I get that. It is 
very difficult. But we are all working in a coordinated way together to 
move along the recovery efforts as quickly as possible with State 
entities and Federal entities and local government. The outpouring of 
people who support each other has been amazing.
  The administration has made a commitment from day 1 to help our 
people recover, and they have been backing it up to this point, and I 
expect this will fully continue.