U.S. Rep Nan Hayworth will co-chair a group that will make sure FEMA has “the resources” to support the post-Irene recovery and that Congressional members can turn to when looking for information on how to help their districts. The bipartisan coalition, she said, was formed this morning after a meeting hosted by Rep. Peter Welch, a Vermont Democrat.
“Forming the coalition will allow us as members of Congress to come together across the aisle to provide both the best immediate relief we can for our constituents and, more than that, do the meaningful planning for the longer term as we recover from this catastrophe,” Hayworth, R-Mount Kisco, said in a statement. “The coalition will prepare for future events to minimize loss of life, loss of property, and damage to our communities.”
Hayworth said coalition members met this morning with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, and White House staff.
You can see her announcement here.
She was criticized last week after expressing support for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s apparent call linking disaster aid with federal spending cuts.