Preparation for pandemics, natural disasters updated in bill passed by U.S. Senate panel
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would update how the federal government prepares for and then responds to pandemics and natural disasters. The broadly bipartisan legislation moved through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee following a 17-3 vote after members adopted two bipartisan amendments. Republican Sens. Rand Paul of […]
Pa. General Assembly votes to extend Wolf’s Hurricane Ida disaster declaration
The Ida declaration was extended unanimously. It is the first extension approved by the General Assembly, which allowed Wolf’s COVID-19 and opioid disaster declarations to lapse earlier this year.
U.S. House Dems propose $28.6B in disaster aid for recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, floods
That disaster relief money is slightly more than the $24 billion that the Biden administration asked Congress to approve for extreme weather events during the last 18 months, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires.