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Governor Ricketts urging Congress to finalize disaster relief

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Posted at 7:59 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 08:59:02-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Governor Pete Ricketts has joined a bipartisan group of 10 governors calling on Congress to finalize a supplemental disaster relief proposal.

"We appreciate that preliminary disaster packages have advanced in both chambers," wrote the Governors in their letter. "These are indeed encouraging signs, but after months of debate and continuing significant events driving widespread unmet needs for these states and communities even higher, now is the time to bring these efforts together."

In a letter to Congress, the ten Governors say that the proposal needs to pass for "urgently needed support for response, recovery, and long-term resilience to Americans in all States and Territories of the United States suffering the effects of multiple and diverse Federally-declared disasters."