Congressman Price Issues Statement on House Passage of Disaster Relief Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2017) – On Thursday, December 21, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed an $81 billion supplemental appropriations package for disaster relief. Congressman Price is the only member from the North Carolina delegation to serve on the Appropriations Committee and serves as ranking democrat on the Transportation Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee.
“I’m pleased the House has passed a disaster relief appropriations bill providing critical resources for states and territories battered by hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. At my urging, the bill includes a provision ensuring that North Carolina will receive $63 million in additional funding for ongoing Hurricane Matthew rebuilding and relief efforts.
While this package is welcome news for communities across North Carolina, it is likely that even more resources will be required to address the damage in our state as well as communities in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, and Florida. I’m hopeful the Senate will take action on this bill early in the New Year, and I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Cooper and the North Carolina congressional delegation to ensure that the citizens of our state have the resources they need to make a full recovery.”