The U.S. House is expected to bring up a 17 billion-dollar federal disaster relief package this week that involves helping Midwestern farmers, including in Missouri. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves tells Missourinet affiliate KWIX in Moberly the plan addresses several things.
The House measure would provide 1.5 billion for construction projects intended to ease flood dangers, one-billion dollars for Community Development Block Grant funding for rebuilding efforts, and 500-million to assist farmers and ranchers with flood-damaged land. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves wants to get the plan moving.
Democrats and Republicans have been butting heads about the bill because Democrats want more money to help Puerto Rico rebuild from 2017 hurricanes. Republicans say Puerto Rico has been given enough money.