May 24, 2019

Lawson Statement on the Blocking of Emergency Disaster Relief for Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after one House Republican objected to pass the bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster supplemental appropriations bill:  

“It is ridiculous that one House Republican chose to flip-flop at the ninth hour on the emergency bipartisan disaster relief bill after both Chambers came to an agreement earlier this week,” Rep. Lawson said. “North Florida’s families are suffering and in desperate need of funding as they work to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. The decision to continuously block emergency aid to Americans who are trying to rebuild their lives across the nation is selfish and despicable. It has been nearly eight months since Hurricane Michael, and citizens are desperately waiting for Congress to do what is right. We are days away from Florida’s 2019 Hurricane Season, and our families cannot withstand another beating without this much-needed aid.”