Tom Rooney: HUD Offering 'Helping Hand' to Florida With Funds for Hurricane Recovery
Submitted by Kevin Derby on April 10, 2018 - 8:35pm
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., weighed in on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement it will send almost $800 million to Florida to help the state recover from Hurricanes Irma and Matthew.
“To call Hurricane Irma a ‘monster storm’ is an understatement,” Rooney, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said. “Both Irma and Matthew wreaked havoc on Florida’s businesses and infrastructure and Floridians need our help if they ever want to recover.
“These disaster recovery grants are the helping hand Floridians need to lift themselves up and get back on their feet again, and I am proud to have supported them,” Rooney added.