House Passes Funding For FEMA Disaster Relief Fund
Today, the House of Representatives approved more than $7 billion dollars for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund.
FEMA uses the Disaster Relief Fund to respond to all emergencies under its jurisdiction including its efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey and its work in mid Michigan to assist residents affected by this summer’s flooding.
Congressman John Moolenaar released the following statement on today's legislation:
“Americans have been inspired by the selfless generosity of Texans coming together to help one another in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. As the cleanup continues, the funding approved by the House today will help FEMA assist residents in the affected areas rebuild.
"As well as its work in the South, FEMA is using the Disaster Relief Fund here in mid Michigan to help residents recover from this summer's flooding. More than 2,000 households have been approved for funding totaling nearly $4 million dollars. I hope the Senate will act quickly to approve this legislation."