A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a $13.6 billion disaster relief package (S. 572) on February 26. The bill includes $1.06 billion in Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for states impacted by disasters in 2018 and $610 million for the Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico (NAP) program – which faces a fiscal cliff in March that would cause over 100,000 people to lose assistance. The bill also provides relief to farmers impacted by the recent disasters. The funding levels proposed in this bill fall between a Senate Republican proposal introduced in February and the disaster package included in HR 268, which passed the House in January.
House Subcommittee Questions Acting FEMA Director about Disaster Housing Assistance, Response in Puerto Rico
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a hearing, “Update on Recovery Efforts for 2017 and 2018 Disasters,” on March 12. Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor, the sole…March 18, 2019
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) held a hearing, “Stakeholder Perspectives: Building Resilient Communities,” on March 13. Members of…March 18, 2019