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Upton Supports Hurricane Relief, Wildfire Package

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Washington, October 12, 2017 | Tom Wilbur | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today supported a bipartisan aid package that totals $36.5 billion for urgent, short-term needs related to recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and wildfires in the U.S. The package passed with wide, bipartisan support 353 to 69.

Upton released the following statement: 

“There is a needed level of urgency behind today’s vote. These funds are vital to our neighbors and fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and out west. They need assistance now. And help is on its way with more to come in the future. I urge my colleagues in the U.S. Senate to take up this aid package as soon as possible. We can only fully recover from these natural disasters when we all work together.”  

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