Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced companion bills in the Senate and House of Representatives to required FEMA to conduct a study and report on best practices in conducting mortality counts after major disasters. “Whether it be Hurricane Maria or another natural disaster to come,” Ms. Kamala Harris stated, “the accuracy of the death toll has a direct impact on an area’s recovery.” These bills come in response to a Harvard study that found the death toll in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria to be over 4600, far higher than the official count of 64.
Congress needs to hear from you! Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to immediately pass a robust disaster aid package that includes funding for all impacted areas. Despite…April 22, 2019
The following is a review of disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 4/15). General Resources and…April 22, 2019
Senators and representatives are back in their home states for April recess and they need to hear from you! Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to immediately pass a robust…April 15, 2019