Statement from Florida League of Cities on FEMA Legislation

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The Florida League of Cities today issued a statement applauding Senator Rubio for introducing important legislation to protect communities that receive FEMA disaster funds. It is powerful to see Florida’s delegation united on this issue, and the League offers its full support.

“The Post-Disaster Fairness to States Act will streamline and clarify the de-obligation process by imposing a three-year cap on the period in which FEMA can seek to recover funds previously awarded to assist in disaster recovery.

“Florida’s communities accept the constant threat posed to our state by hurricanes and other natural disasters, but they should not be forced to live at risk of a drawn out bureaucratic process that is confusing and inconsistent.

“In the aftermath of a disaster, Florida’s municipalities do heroic work restoring order to their communities, and the value of help from agencies like FEMA is impossible to calculate. We applaud Senators Rubio and Nelson, Representatives Frankel and Diaz-Balart and Florida’s other congressional members, for their steadfast support on this matter.”

 

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