Sending Office: Honorable Nydia M. Velazquez
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Co-Sponsors: Reps. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Vicente Gonzalez, James P. McGovern, Gwen Moore, Adriano Espaillat,Val Demings, John Garamandi, Al Lawson

Dear Colleague,

We are hopeful that the Conference Committee will reach a deal to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.  However, President Trump’s past and recent threats
of declaring a national emergency to be able to use disaster relief funds to build a border wall are unacceptable.  This is why we are introducing the ‘‘Protecting Disaster Relief Funds Act of 2019,” and hope we can count on your support.

This bill would protect the funds appropriated or otherwise previously made available by Congress to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Corps of Engineers to address the recent natural disasters. As communities
rebuild, they should not have to fear that disaster-related funds will be re-directed in order to fund a senseless barrier.  Here’s the

bill language
for your reference.

To co-sponsor, please complete
this form
 by Friday, February 8, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact


Nydia M. Velazquez

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Economy, Homeland Security, Immigration, Natural Resources

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