Rep. Gene Green Statement on FY 2009 Supplemental Legislation
Washington, DC - Rep. Gene Green released the following statement regarding the FY 2009 Supplemental Legislation, which includes funding for Hurricane Ike disaster relief.
"I am glad the FY 2009 Military Supplemental includes relief for the Texas Coast as they continue their recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Too many areas are still trying to finish cleaning up and the 100 percent federal reimbursement for debris removal will go a long way towards helping the coast recover. Additionally, the increase from 75 percent reimbursement to 90 percent for other federal programs will provide further relief. This and the President's announcement of $1.7 billion for Texas Ike relief through the Community Block Grant Program will help ease the burden on communities that were struggling to meet the previously required match. Congressmen Al Green, Sheila Jackson-Lee, and the Houston delegation have worked tirelessly to provide Texas with adequate assistance. I would like to especially thank Rep. Chet Edwards for representing the needs of the Texas Coast on the Appropriations Committee and on the Conference Committee."