Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Package
Congressman Donovan released the following statement on the passage of the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief bill that will provide $7.85 billion for recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana:
“Natural disasters have no boundaries, and it’s an American responsibility to stand with our neighbors in their time of need. In the past week, people from across the nation – including an outpouring of support from Staten Islanders who have donated to and organized relief drives – have come together to help those who’ve been left with nothing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Today, Congress built on these selfless actions by swiftly passing an initial disaster relief package that will give families, businesses, and communities the resources they need to move forward in the recovery process. New Yorkers know all too well the widespread devastation hurricanes bring and the long and tough road to rebuilding ahead. Together, with the hard work of President Trump, congressional leadership, first responders and volunteers, our nation will continue working to ensure that Texas and Louisiana is able to recover and rebuild stronger than before. Several obstacles presented themselves in New York City’s recovery effort following Superstorm Sandy, some of which could have been avoided if the post-Sandy bill had been crafted differently. I’ll continue sharing New York’s experiences with my colleagues in Congress”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. He is New York City’s only Republican representative.