WASHINGTON — US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD today announced the continuance of the fight to secure disaster relief funding for Louisiana after Democrats voted down the Continuing Resolution, which included a $500 million down payment in funding for the state and other areas impacted by flooding.
“Federal dollars will come to help Louisiana’s flood victims. We know the same amount of money has a greater impact if it comes sooner rather than later,” Dr. Cassidy said. “I am sorry that those with other agendas refuse to see that – but federal help is coming. We will continue to match the pace at which Louisiana received money after Hurricane Katrina.”
The Senate is expected to call another vote on the CR later this week. Cassidy has been leading the effort to receive federal aid for the state and last week spoke on the floor about the needs of Louisiana. Read the release and watch the speech here.
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