Schatz Votes To Avert Shutdown, Provide $16 Billion In New Disaster Relief Funding For Maui And Disaster-Impacted Communities Across The Country
Schatz Led Efforts To Deliver Additional Disaster Relief Funding To Maui
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today voted to pass a bipartisan government funding deal that will avert a catastrophic shutdown and provide $16 billion in new disaster relief funding for Maui and other communities impacted by natural disasters. The bill will keep the government funded through November 17.
“We are keeping the government open and providing $16 billion in new disaster relief funding for Maui and other communities recovering from natural disasters across the country. This is good news for Hawai‘i and means federal disaster relief dollars will continue to flow to Maui,” said Senator Schatz. “The recovery process will take years, and we will keep working as hard as we can to bring home more federal resources.”
Following the Maui fires, Schatz has led efforts to deliver additional federal disaster relief funding to Hawai‘i. Schatz worked with congressional leaders and his colleagues in the Hawai‘i delegation to ensure new disaster relief money was included in any short-term spending bill.