Pres. Biden signs legislation avoiding partial government shutdown, approves $28.6 billion in disaster relief for La. and others
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - With Congress passing legislation Thursday to avoid a partial federal shutdown and President Joe Biden signing it, Louisiana and others will soon receive much-needed disaster relief.
According to the Associated Press, the House approved the short-term funding measure by a 254-175 vote not long after Senate passage in a 65-35 vote.
The passage of the legislation not only averted the partial shutdown, but it also allows the government to continue to be funded through Dec. 3.
According to the AP, Pres. Biden signed the legislation Thursday. Now, Louisiana and others, including farmers cover crop losses and Afghanistan evacuees are looking at approximately $28.6 billion in disaster relief, according to the AP.
There’s no word right now on how much Louisiana will receive.
“Louisiana will finally get the disaster relief we need,” U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) said. “This is critical for our communities and people to rebuild their lives. It took too long, especially for those in southwest Louisiana, but getting this done is a huge win for our state.”
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