Senator Rand Paul will be Proposing Legislation that will allow States, Cities, and Counties to use Unspent Pandemic Funds for Disaster Relief
Senator Rand Paul has suggested using money dedicated to the Covid pandemic that was not spent to be used to help his home state...
As flooding continues to wreck most of Eastern Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul has suggested using money dedicated to the Covid pandemic that was not spent to be used to help his home state as well as other states which are experiencing an onslaught of natural disasters due to crazy weather.
"Today I will be sending a letter to President Biden and Gov. Beshear asking that unspent COVID funds be allowed to be used for rebuilding in areas where a disaster has been declared.”
Senator Rand Paul said.
He added that he will be proposing a bill in Congress that would allow states, cities, and counties to use pandemic money that has gone unspent for disaster responses. The recent flooding in Kentucky has killed nearly 40 people and 1,300 have been reported rescued by first responders.
President Biden has made the statement that the flooding should be deemed a federal disaster and so it was. This means the state will receive access to federal resources to pay for rescue and rehabilitation. President Biden also visited Kentucky with Jill Biden yesterday.
Due to the flooding, hundreds of residents have been moved away from their homes and are staying in Kentucky state parks, travel trailers, and emergency shelters provided by the Red Cross. The National Guard has also been called in to aid in providing clean water due to the floodwaters damaging the water systems.