WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida has increased Sen. Bill Cassidy’s plea for supplemental assistance for victims of this most recent storm as well as Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta.
On Tuesday, Sen. Cassidy “renewed the demands of Louisianans in desperate need of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) supplemental assistance.”
$3 billion was requested by Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation in January of this year to help those who suffered damage during Hurricane Laura.
According to Sen. Cassidy, that request has yet to be approved by the U.S. Congress.
“Damage numbers are still coming in, but it’s clear we will need supplemental assistance for Hurricane Ida. It has been over a year since Hurricane Laura, but there are still blue tarps on roofs in southwest Louisiana and families in desperate need of supplemental assistance,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Congress cannot continue to ignore the pleas of Louisiana families devastated by these natural disasters. Congress needs to return to DC and pass a disaster supplemental package to get these communities back on their feet.”