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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2266, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act:

“Our nation has been shaken by a series of disasters—hurricanes, floods, and fires. People have lost their lives. Others have lost their homes, their businesses, and all of their possessions. In times like these, there is no question–the American people and their government are here to help. This emergency funding will help Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida in their continued recovery. We’ve also set aside funding for the victims of the wildfires raging throughout California. These fires have moved so quickly that some have even had to flee on foot in the middle of the night. They lost everything in a matter of minutes. Overcoming these disasters will take time, but I am certain of one thing: When Americans get knocked down, we always get back up stronger than before.”