Senator Hawley Questions FEMA Administrator Nominee on Missouri Flooding

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley brought the concerns of Missourians impacted by recent historic flooding to Peter Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator nominee, in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Senator Hawley’s questions centered around individual assistance eligibility, including the experience of a constituent from Craig, Mo., who was awarded assistance then asked to give the money back.

After the exchange, Senator Hawley said, “I thank you again for the work that FEMA has done in Missouri this past year, but a lot of Missourians still have questions. Of course, a lot of them are still out of their homes. I mean, the flooding has been quite severe in the state. The displacement has been broad and wide. And we look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff to make sure that people get the assistance that they need and that they get the information that they need in order to understand the process and apply and get the assistance.”