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Local lawmakers react to passage of Disaster Relief Bill

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 22:44:27-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMTV) — A long-awaited $19.1 billion disaster relief bill passed in the House on Monday and is headed to President Donald Trump.

The bill will provide much-needed relief to Midwestern families and farmers impacted by severe storms and flooding.

Local lawmakers reacted to the bill's passing:

“Tonight, I voted in favor of the much needed disaster relief for Nebraska families, businesses, and farmers," said Congressman Don Bacon. "Also included is $120 million for Offutt Air Force Base. I thank my colleagues for voting to pass this legislation to help Nebraskans get back on their feet. When natural disasters strike, Americans pull together and lift each other up.”

“I’ve been down to flood zones multiple times to speak with families, business owners and farmers who have lost everything. Their resilience is inspiring but the damage is heartbreaking,” said Iowa U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne. “These communities need our help. I’m glad Congress put politics aside and passed this crucial bill with funding for programs that Iowans need to rebuild and recover.”