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Oregon lawmakers ask for a major disaster declaration

The letter is co-signed by all of Oregon's senators and representatives in the house from both sides of the aisle.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 10:46 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Oregon's delegation to Congress sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday evening asking him to declare a major disaster in the state.

The letter, co-signed by all of Oregon's senators and representatives in the house from both sides of the aisle supports Gov. Kate Brown's original disaster declaration request. If the president decides to declare a major disaster in Oregon, federal money will be freed up to help support individual assistance programs like unemployment assistance.

The letter states:

"No state will be able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic alone, which is why we urge you to approve Governor Brown’s full request for assistance."

Trump has already declared major disasters in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Louisana, California, Washington and New York.

To view the letter, click here.

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