Disaster Bill Moves to Presidents Desk

Disaster Bill Moves to Presidents Desk

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Disaster Bill Moves to President’s Desk June 4, 2019 301 Views Sharecenter_img On Monday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R.2940, which provides $19.1 billion in recovery funds for disaster-affected areas including Puerto Rico. The House passed the bill after a 10-day recess, voting 354-58. As the Senate had already voted to pass the bill 85-8 on May 23, the bill will now move on to President Donald Trump for his sign-off.”We must work together quickly to pass a bill that addresses the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border and provides law enforcement agencies with the funding they need,” said top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger of Texas on Fox News. “The stakes are high. There are serious—life or death—repercussions if the Congress does not act.”U.S. Reps. Randy Weber and Lizzie Fletcher introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act in May with support from 13 other co-sponsors from Texas, mostly from the Houston area, as well as supporters from other communities waiting on the funding, including Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico.The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” said U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”According to the Texas Tribune, Texas has already received billions of dollars for Harvey recovery, but each bucket of money is designated for a specific purpose. The $4.3 billion that Congress approved for Texas last February is part of a HUD grant program designed “to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners. The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Congress Disaster Relief House of Representatives 2019-06-04 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “I wasn’t feeling great coming out of that game but it was mostly the wind getting knocked out of me,” said Heap. Heap said it wasn’t the first time it has happened to him playing football, but it was one of the worst hits he’s had put on him. The 11-year veteran knows those types of plays are going to come with the game.“It’s football, you always have to expect the unexpected,” said Heap. Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img After getting blindsided from a block by Seahawk Kam Chancellor, Cardinals tight end Todd Heap says he is good to go this week against the New York Giants. The hit drew an unnecessary roughness flag, but Heap is not holding on to any grudges.“I’m pretty much over it,” said Heap. “Obviously we play them again but I’m moving on to next week.”The hit came while Heap was running after a Seahawks defender carrying the ball after an interception. The interception was called back due to a penalty but the hit on Heap had lingering effects. Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more