Vicky Hartzler. Photo by Bill Benson

 

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia–After the House passed a disaster aid package providing $36.5 billion for victims of recent hurricanes and the wildfires in California, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) released the following statement:

“I am pleased that those affected by the recent hurricanes and wildfires will be receiving the needed disaster aid funding so they can begin to rebuild their homes and lives. The aid package voted on this week will provide resources at a pivotal time for families so they can get back on their feet and begin to recover.”

However, there are systemic issues with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that must be resolved, she said.  “I was disappointed needed reforms were not included in this package, and I look forward to working on further NFIP reforms to create a self-sustaining insurance system that protects homeowners and taxpayers.”