Governors Urge President and Congress to Act on Disaster Aid Package

A bipartisan group of ten governors from North Carolina, Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Wisconsin sent a letter on May 7 to President Trump and congressional leadership urging them to immediately “finalize a robust, timely, and fair package of assistance” that meets the needs of Americans impacted by disasters “in the Caribbean, the Atlantic southeast, the Gulf Coast, California, the Midwest, and even . . . the Pacific islands.”

A robust disaster aid package has been delayed for months because of disagreements over including additional funding for Puerto Rico, money for border security, and other spending issues. The Senate seeks to pass a package before the end of May; the House passed a bill on May 10 that would provide over $19 billion in assistance.

Read the governors’ letter at: