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Smith Statement on Federal Disaster Response

March 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the below statement following Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Nebraska on Tuesday to survey damage caused by severe weather and ongoing flooding.

Statement from Smith:

“I thank Vice President Pence for visiting Nebraska today and for delivering a message of solidarity on behalf of President Trump and his administration. Severe weather and flooding have inflicted widespread difficulties across much of Nebraska, from high winds and snow in the west to historic flooding in the central and eastern regions. Having seen for myself the extent of this damage, I fully support Governor Ricketts’s request for a federal disaster declaration to allow additional federal support for the rebuilding process and I appreciate his leadership during this difficult time.”

The state of Nebraska, under the leadership of Governor Ricketts, has submitted its request for a federal disaster declaration to President Trump. Smith will join the rest of the Nebraska congressional delegation in sending a letter in support of this declaration, which will make additional federal funding available to support the recovery effort.