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Blumenthal Applauds Passage of Bill to Provide Full FEMA Funding

(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement following the Senate’s vote to pass a measure that will fully fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency responsible for disaster relief following Hurricane Irene:

“Fully funding FEMA is the right thing to do for Connecticut and other states suffering devastating destruction and damage from recent natural disasters. Having seen the destruction as I travelled Connecticut, I applaud my colleagues for putting people above politics and coming together in a bipartisan spirit to reach an agreement that will allow families to rebuild, farmers to replant, and small businesses to reopen. Irene caused severe damage across our state and these resources will enable our resilient and courageous people to move forward and recover from one of the costliest natural disasters in our nation’s history. I am especially grateful to the members of the Connecticut delegation for standing steadfast in this fight for these precious and necessary resources that our friends and neighbors deserve and look forward to continuing this effort with them.”