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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Supports Additional Disaster Relief Aid

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released this statement on a new disaster relief package providing emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief:

“Unprecedented natural disasters have ravaged communities across our nation and American families need help. Today’s update to the disaster relief package provides essential aid for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and communities devastated by the still-burning California wildfires,” said Congresswoman Adams. “I’m pleased that this bill includes an additional $1 billion increase over the Administration’s request for the disaster relief fund but I remain concerned that much of the aid allotted for Puerto Rico’s recovery comes in the form of a loan while aid for other states doesn’t require repayment. Much more must still be done to assist all of these communities during the long process of recovery and rebuilding but this package is a first step. I remain committed to fighting for additional resources for recovery and I stand with the communities striving to rebuild.”