Florida Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations this week urging the Senate to act immediately and pass a significant Hurricane Irma and Maria disaster relief package. In the letter, Scott thanked the House for its work to pass a relief package prior to Christmas which supports Florida citrus and provides critical funding for displaced students from Puerto Rico and now in Florida. The Governor also expressed that the $12 billion in infrastructure funding provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the disaster relief package must be eligible for spending on repairs for the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike. While the House passed this important funding, the Senate must make it extremely clear that the Herbert Hoover Dike is part of this package. To see the Governor’s letter go to our website, southeastagnet.com.
To see the Governor’s letter click HERE.
In November, Governor Scott sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan urging Congress to immediately take action to provide Florida with the funding and support Floridians need and ensure the state’s full recovery. To see that letter HERE.