The House plans to announce an $81 billion disaster aid package, taking up yet another funding bill in 2017 in a year full of natural disasters in populated areas.
If the package is approved by Congress, the government will have spent more than $130 billion on natural disaster aid for communities affected by hurricanes and fires within the last few months, a House GOP aide confirmed to the Washington Examiner.
The White House requested $44 billion in disaster relief funding from Congress in November to aid Texas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were ravaged by hurricanes earlier this year.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle deemed President Trump's request as too small to help the devastated communities.
Wildfires are currently ripping through Southern California and the state has been charred by wildfires in both the northern and southern parts of the state in 2017.