House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Congress to approve supplemental funding for California's Napa County, where devastating wildfires have killed at least 15 people and displaced thousands.
Pelosi called on GOP leaders to increase federal money in a hurricane disaster relief package, which is on deck for approval in Congress, to also include money for wildfire recovery.
Pelosi's request comes after the Trump administration Tuesday made a federal disaster declaration in California.
"The Administration's Disaster Declaration is an appreciated first step to combat this disaster, but more must be done to help the people of California heal, recover and rebuild," Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement. "Speaker Ryan and Republicans must work with Democrats to update federal relief estimates and adjust the supplemental disaster package so that we can make available all necessary resources for those devastated by these wildfires."
House Republicans are preparing a new disaster relief package to aid states and territories damaged by three recent hurricanes and could consider it this week.
In addition, a $29 billion measure to bolster the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the nation's flood insurance program was already passed by the House and awaits Senate approval.
Congress has already approved about $500 million in federal money for western wildfires that occurred over the summer.