WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the House passed disaster relief funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
“To everyone in Texas and Louisiana, know that you do not face the devastation of Hurricane Harvey alone. We are sending aid as quickly as possible that helps with the recovery efforts. Together, all of us are #TexasStrong.”
Note: The bill contains the full amount requested by the Administration – totaling $7.85 billion in emergency funding, including $7.4 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). This will ensure FEMA can meet all current needs for response and recovery efforts, while also being prepared for any additional disasters that may arise. It also includes $450 million to support the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners begin to rebuild.
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