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North Bay congressmen outraged that Trump hasn’t funded fire relief

Stunned that a White House request for $44 billion in disaster relief funds didn’t include a penny for fire victims in Northern California, two North Bay congressmen delivered a strong rebuke to President Trump on Saturday. “These are Americans in a time of need, and the administration is supposed to be helping, not playing political games,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena. He and a fellow Democrat, Rep. Jared Huffman of San Rafael, are increasing the pressure on the White House to set aside the $7.4 billion that Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking for wildfire victims. “We were sure hoping it would be in this package,” Thompson said, adding that Brown requested the $7.

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