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.
HUD released on May 14 allocations of Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for areas impacted by the 2018 disasters. These awards come from money Congress…May 20, 2019
A bipartisan group of senators including Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced on May 7…May 20, 2019
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…May 20, 2019