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Higgins Introduces Disaster Recovery Amendments to Budget Reconciliation Package

February 26, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is introducing two disaster recovery amendments to House Democrats’ $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation package.
 
The amendments would support hurricane recovery efforts in South Louisiana by:

  • Setting aside a percentage of the Disaster Relief Fund allocation to reimburse sheriff departments under Section 1211(b) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA).
  • Setting aside $10 billion of the Disaster Relief Fund for communities hit by a major disaster in 2020.

 

“We are using every legislative tool to push for additional hurricane recovery resources at the federal level," said Congressman Higgins. "If passed, our amendments would prioritize disaster funding for South Louisiana and help Parish law enforcement financially with emergency response costs. Our goal is to focus on helping the communities that have suffered. We will continue to be a strong voice for Louisiana’s ongoing recovery efforts.”

Congressman Higgins also introduced three amendments to the bill that would prevent COVID relief funds from being used to support the implementation of the Paris Climate Accords, bans on oil and gas exploration, or government entities that have cut law enforcement funding. More information on those amendments is available here.