Washington, D.C. Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House pass legislation to provide supplemental emergency funding to address the response and recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. This legislation provides 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).
“Thousands and thousands of families across Texas were devastated by this terrible storm, and the local response from our district has been overwhelming,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “We’ve seen so many North Country families step up to volunteer and donate to the Harvey Relief efforts, and brave soldiers from Fort Drum have also been deployed. The federal government needs to provide disaster relief for situations like this, and as Hurricane Irma moves closer to the United States, it’s important that Congress signals that we will support relief from these devastating natural disasters. I was pleased to work in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues today to pass this critical aid package.”