Senator Hawley Discusses Tornado and Flood Damage with Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Today during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) hearing, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) talked with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan about what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can do to help Missourians recover from yesterday’s storms. Acting Secretary McAleenan told Senator Hawley that FEMA will support state and local authorities to assess damage and help people on the ground.

Moments ago, Senator Hawley announced he would no longer be heading to the southern border with HSGAC members today and instead will be heading back to Missouri as soon as possible.

Senator Hawley also told Acting Secretary McAleenan that Missouri needs federal assistance to help rebuild communities, farms, and towns impacted by recent flooding. Earlier this week, Senator Hawley introduced two bills to give farmers more say in management of the Missouri River and to make flood control the number one priority in the Army Corps’ master manual.