Tags: Economic- Crisis | Hal | Rogers | disaster | relief

Rep. Rogers: Disaster Relief to Be Part of Stopgap Bill

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 07:44 AM

By Greg McDonald

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers plans to add desperately needed disaster- relief funding to a massive stopgap spending measure Republicans hope to pass next week to avoid a government shutdown when the 2011 fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
The House passed $1 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund in June as part of the Homeland Security appropriations bill.
But the Senate has yet to clear that bill, and on Monday Senate Republicans blocked a separate attempt by Democrats to fast track a $7 billion emergency aid bill to help victims of recent natural disasters.
The disaster relief fund has only $300 million left, and Rogers, R-Ky., said attaching a package to replenish it to the continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government operating through November would be the fastest way to address immediate problems caused by Hurricane Irene and other disasters this year.
President Barack Obama has requested $500 million for the relief fund by Sept. 30. 
“While the details of the CR are still being worked out, it is clear that this legislation is a timely and efficient way to get critical emergency funds out the door and to the communities and families that have been devastated by recent natural disasters,” Rogers said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kurt Cobain Documentary: Courtney Love, Daughter Frances Bean Reunite

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 17:22 PM

A Kurt Cobain documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, bringing together the rocker’s daugh . . .

Coinbase Launch: Company to Open First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in US

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:50 PM

San Francisco’s Coinbase opened the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday, a move that many believe wil . . .

Emma Watson: 'Beauty and the Beast' Role as Belle 'Feels Surreal'

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:16 PM

Emma Watson has been cast to play Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” an announcem . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved