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Georgia House delegation urges disaster assistance

On. Nov. 26, all 14 members of the Georgia House Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee requesting legislative action by the Dec. 7 government funding deadline to address recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael.

“We write in support of legislative action to address recent disasters befalling our nation,” wrote the Members. “Over the past month, Georgia has responded to and is now recovering from this devastating storm. We have identified agriculture and the impacted rural communities as critical areas in which the support of the federal government is essential to our recovery.”

Hurricane Michael entered Georgia as a Category 3 Hurricane and was the first major hurricane to directly impact the state since the 1890’s. Recent projections conducted by the University of Georgia place the losses for Georgia’s agricultural industry caused by Hurricane Michael at $2.5 billion. This is the third consecutive year that Georgia’s farmers and communities have been hit by a hurricane.

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