By now, we should be used to the idea of the federal disaster funds.
They’ve been around since the 1970s and have a history of being used for things like housing projects, but now they are being used to help the country rebuild after an earthquake or hurricane.
The funds are available to the states, and can be used for disaster relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the country.
They were created to aid states in times of disaster and also to help pay for projects like highways and dams.
But now that the United States has entered a second recession, it is time for them to get a little less cash, as they have been struggling with low federal funds and the threat of a federal government shutdown.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which represents pro-Israel groups in the US, has proposed that Congress provide a $1.6 billion funding boost to help states, cities and counties recover from the economic impacts of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
That money is expected to come from a $50 billion relief package that was passed by Congress in late August.
That funding, which will be earmarked for the first half of 2020, includes $500 million for disaster assistance for Texas, $500,000 for Florida, $250,000 each for New York and Maryland, $150,000 in Louisiana and $100,000 from New Jersey.
According to a statement from the AIPAC group, which is in charge of lobbying Congress on the matter, Congress needs to raise the $1 billion, which it will not be able to do until after the end of the current fiscal year, which ends on October 1.
The disaster funds have been around for over a century and have been used for such projects as the construction of the Panama Canal, the construction and restoration of the Mississippi River, and to rebuild homes and businesses destroyed by earthquakes.
A lot of these projects are still underway, but many states, including New York, have been forced to close their borders due to the flooding.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it would close all its disaster operations in the state of Texas.
“With the loss of major floodwaters in Texas, the federal government will be forced to make difficult choices about whether to continue to provide critical assistance and funding to local governments, including disaster relief and reconstruction,” the statement said.
“We call on Congress to provide additional funding for disaster recovery efforts and help ensure that taxpayers are not left without funds for recovery, and not just in Texas.”
The statement continued: “The Trump Administration has already indicated that it would like to shut down its entire federal disaster response program.”AAP