December 7, 20175:18 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in Southern California. And this comes after wildfires in Northern California earlier this year. Now, the entire California congressional delegation has co-signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee saying they need more money for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representative Jeff Denham is a Republican member from California and joins us now in the studios. Welcome back, Congressman.