McMorris Rodgers Sends Letter Urging Biden Administration to Approve Disaster Relief for Malden and Pine City

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to approve Governor Inslee’s Disaster Declaration Request for Eastern Washington counties impacted by wildfires last year.

In the letter, Cathy writes, “Congratulations on your inauguration as 46th President of the United States. While we may have policy differences along the way, I am committed to finding common ground when possible so we can get results for people in my district and all Americans. I am writing to bring your immediate attention to the devastation experienced by communities in Eastern Washington during the 2020 wildfire season and to seek your help in approving a major disaster declaration that will provide relief for the residents of Malden and Pine City in Whitman County, Washington.”

She continued, “I visited Malden and Pine City in September, and the devastation took my breath away.  The city hall, post office, and fire station were gone. Homes and surrounding farmlands were destroyed. My team and I have sought relief for these communities, but individuals, families, and businesses are still waiting… Your approval of this disaster declaration would go a long way towards helping impacted families as they continue to rebuild their lives.”

Read her full letter here.  

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