With Floods Raging In The Midwest GOP Budget Axes $25 Million For Flood Mitigation

With Floods Raging In The Midwest GOP Budget Axes $25 Million For Flood Mitigation

Menendez Urges GOP Leaders to Help Communities Prepare for Floods, Not Turn Their Backs on Them

Washington - With towns across the Midwest bracing for record floods - and New Jersey communities still reeling from record snow fall - US Senator Robert Menendez (D - New Jersey) called on Republican leaders to restore resources for states to cope with and ease floods. The GOP budget proposal calls for $25 million in cuts to flood mitigation resources, which helps communities and residents prepare for floods and other natural disasters. Menendez said that with major snow fall already on the ground, future rains will more likely than not mean flooding for many towns in New Jersey and along the eastern coast.

Senator Menendez said, "New Jersey's record snow means a greater threat for flooding in the spring. Our choice is simple - help communities prepare for this crisis now, or we can pump them out later at twice the cost. The smart, common sense approach is to help prevent or ease the disaster, not turn a blind eye to it as the Republicans are doing."

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