Ferguson Votes to Provide Aid for Hurricane Harvey Relief
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass legislation that would provide $7.85 billion in federal aid for initial recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey. This includes $7.4 billion to go directly to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). This funding also ensures the agency is prepared for any additional natural disasters while continuing recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey.
“Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods in one of our nation’s most vibrant economies,” said Ferguson. “100,000 homes are damaged, and 43,500 people are currently in shelters. This funding is critical as those affected begin the long road to recovering from this storm.”
“It has been inspiring to see so many brave men and women come together to help one another. I continue to pray for all those affected by last week’s storms and those assisting in the recovery effort.”
The bill passed by a vote of 419-3.