|Dear Fellow Floridian,|
As we begin to recover from Hurricane Idalia, I urge all Floridians to continue to listen to local officials in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. My team and I have been in contact with our mayors, law enforcement, utilities, business and community leaders and state and local officials to make sure we are getting your communities the help and resources needed to assist families. We will continue to visit impacted communities and meet with officials to make sure everyone is well equipped with the tools needed to recover.
Yesterday, I announced that I will be fighting to immediately pass the Federal Disaster Responsibility Act. This bill will combine my Disaster Relief Fund Replenishment Act, Hurricane Tax Relief Act, Block Grant Assistance Act, and other essential provisions, to make sure that the immediate needs for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund are fully funded and Florida’s military bases, families and growers impacted by disasters have the federal support they need and deserve.
I have been working for months to pass these bills and now with Idalia impacting our state, this is even more important. Families in the Sunshine State have had enough with Washington playing politics and demand that Congress does what’s right for American families, starting with ensuring our federal government has all the resources it needs to show up after disasters, now and in the future. We have nine state offices ready to assist Floridians with getting in contact with the appropriate resources and agencies.
Visit my website www.rickscott.senate.gov to submit a casework request or www.rickscott.senate.gov/hurricane-season-resources for more information on federal resources following Hurricane Idalia.
United States Senator