Senate Passes Additional Disaster Relief


Today the Senate joined the House in passing H.R. 2266-Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act of 2017. The measure was introduced in the House by Appropriations Committee Chair Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). The House approved the bill earlier this month.
 
If enacted, this latest round of funding would provide $36.5 billion in disaster relief funding and would be distributed as follows: $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $16 billion for the National Flood Insurance Program, and $576.5 million for federal wildfire suppression programs. The bill now heads to the White House for the President’s signature. Click here to view the text of H.R. 2266.