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Illinois Congressional Delegation Urges President Trump to Support State's Request for Federal Assistance from Flood Damage

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Washington, September 1, 2019 | Maura Gillespie (2022253635) | comments
The Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump to urge federal assistance for the State of Illinois.
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WASHINGTON – The entire Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s request for federal assistance for the State of Illinois to help 33 counties recover from severe flooding that occurred from February to July.  This year’s flooding is the longest flood event to ever occur in Illinois. 

“Many communities experienced power outages, road closures, and significant damage to homes and businesses.  More than 1,694 homes and businesses sustained major damage as a result of this serious flooding.  The economic impact on the region as a result of businesses and residences being damaged is severe,” the members wrote in a letter to President Trump.

The letter was signed by the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL-01), Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Chuy Garcia (D-IL-04), Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), Danny Davis (D-IL-07), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Mike Bost (R-IL-12), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), and Darin LaHood (R-IL-18).

Full text of the letter is available here.

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