Trump Signs $19 Billion Disaster Relief Bill
USAgNet - 06/07/2019
President Donald Trump has signed a long-awaited $19 billion disaster relief bill on Thursday to give aid to states and territories ravaged by storms.
The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes. The recipients include California, Florida, Georgia and Iowa.
"Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms," Trump tweeted on Thursday along with a photo of him holding a signed document. "So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers."
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commended that the bill will provide much needed resources to assist farmers, ranchers and producers dealing with extensive damage to their operations caused by natural disasters.