WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman-elect Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) led an effort Friday requesting additional federal aid for the California fire relief.
Hill’s letter to the president, also signed by California Democratic Congressmembers-elect Gil Cisneros, TJ Cox, Josh Harder, Mike Levin, Katie Porter and Harley Rouda, parallels a bi-partisan letter recently released by the California Delegation.
“It’s unusual for Members-elect to begin making federal requests before being sworn-in, however, the devastating fires that have swept through our communities are an exception,” Hill said. “When we came to Washington, we promised our communities that we would start fighting for them on day one. That’s what we’re doing.
“We don’t have time to waste,” she said. “As we begin our work to ensure federal resources are available to all Americans when they need them most, our communities can not wait — they need relief and they need it now.”
To read the entire letter, click here.
About Katie Hill
Hill is the Congresswoman-elect for California’s 25th Congressional District and was elected to serve with 54.34 percent of the vote at the time of release. Most recently, Hill served as Executive Director of PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), the largest homeless services organization in California. Under Katie’s leadership, in just four years PATH helped more than 7,000 chronically homeless individuals, veterans, and families make it off the streets into permanent housing.