WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved a $19.1 billion disaster recovery funding measure:

“This is a good day for North Carolina,” said Congressman Rouzer. “I’m pleased Congress has finally approved a disaster relief package after months of negotiations — particularly for our farm families who will be receiving their very first bit of federal assistance to help them recover from the absolute wipeout of Hurricane Florence.  The other resources being provided will help enable a stronger recovery for all of our communities so hard hit by Florence, including our military installations.” 

The legislation provides disaster relief for Americans impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters. A detailed summary of the legislation is available here. The bill was approved by the Senate in May and will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.