January 23, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 14 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF FEMA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 14
(House of Representatives - January 23, 2019)
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[Page H1011] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF FEMA (Mr. RIGGLEMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RIGGLEMAN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to commend the work of our hardworking FEMA employees and the fantastic job they do with disaster relief. In October, my district, and many on the East Coast, were hit by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. I visited the town of Drakes Branch in Charlotte County to offer support after those storms. The damage was devastating, and there was work to be done all over the East Coast. In my district alone, FEMA applications were filed in Charlotte County, Danville city, Franklin County, Halifax County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, Prince Edward County, and many others. I commend the hard work done by FEMA in helping these areas recover, because we are recovering and are continuing to work to rebuild these areas. I also commend the brave fire and rescue workers in all these areas, especially Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Drakes Branch VFD. This is not an easy task, but for our work so far, we have been a success, and I thank the brave men and women of FEMA for their efforts. ____________________