Congressman French Hill Supports Disaster Relief Measure

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement aftersupporting additional funding for disaster relief:

“Across the nation, we have neighbors in need not only in Arkansas but in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and in the West where communities are still suffering and recovering from hurricanes and disastrous wildfires. The measure we passed today will provide $81 billion over ten years (about $11 billion in fiscal year 2018) in disaster relief for Arkansan and American families in need as they put their lives back together after destruction from these natural disasters. I am proud that we were able to include an important provision that makes seed cotton eligible for the farm safety net, which is vitally important to Arkansas’s cotton farmers. Also, this measure structures a good beginning for the critical challenges Puerto Rico faces as they rebuild their communities. I was proud to support this legislation today to aid those in need of recovery because America is strongest when neighbor supports neighbor.”