The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas is still unfolding and we are witness to the commitment and bravery of the emergency personnel who have so far made at least 1000 swift water rescues. As the floodwaters recede the recovery effort
from this catastrophe will demand the best from Federal and State resources. Ensuring these resources are robust and tap into the best capacity this country has to offer I would like to invite you to be a cosponsor of H.R. 5951, the Veterans Crisis
Response Corps Act. This bill helps keep our commitment to veterans by providing training, employment opportunities, and a new way to serve for millions who served their nation in uniform. It would leverage the unique skills of veterans, augmented
by training, and bring them to bear on a variety of disaster response, hazard mitigation, infrastructure construction, and development projects, both at home and abroad.