Congress Approves Federal Disaster Relief for Georgia Farmers




Federal Disaster Relief for Georgia’s Farmers Announced

ATLANTA (June 3, 2019) | Today, the United States Congress approved a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill which includes an appropriation of $3 billion for farmers who suffered crop loss from Hurricane Michael. The spending bill will address damage left from natural disasters across 12 states, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands.

“I commend our colleagues in congress for putting their differences aside and passing this critical bill,” said Senator Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge). “Our farmers in Georgia have suffered since last October and this funding will bring them much needed assistance so they can finally begin to pay their bills. While this funding will bring relief and start the rebuilding process, our work on behalf of our farmers will not end. I will continue to work with our leadership on the state level to assess any needs moving forward.”

For the full summary of the spending bill prepared by the Senate Appropriations Committee, please follow this link:

https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Emergency%20Supplemental%20Summary_Disaster.pdf

Sen. Dean Burke represents the 11th Senate District which includes Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties and portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. He may be reached by phone at 404.656.0040 or by email at dean.burke@senate.ga.gov.




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