FEMA Reformed & Reauthorized for 3 years

Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of FEMA disaster assistance programs so those who face disasters will receive assistance. McMorris Rodgers released the following statement on passage of the of H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015:


“When disaster strikes one of our communities, our Nation stands ready to help. While we continue to support these important operations, we should also enact reforms to ensure help is available for those in rural communities.”


McMorris Rodgers is a cosponsor of H.R. 4243 the Individual Assistance Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), which requires crucial reforms to correct problems that unfairly exclude those in rural communities from receiving FEMA disaster assistance.


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