ABSTRACT

2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations: Overview [March 20, 2018]   [open pdf - 1008KB]

"According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was 'a historic year of weather and climate disasters' for the United States. A combination of deadly hurricanes and wildfires were among the 57 major disasters declared under the Stafford Act in 2017. The series of supplemental appropriations requested and provided in the wake of 2017's hurricanes and wildfires are the latest exercise of one congressional role in disaster situations--to exercise 'the power of the purse' to provide relief to state and local governments overwhelmed by disaster response and recovery needs, fund certain relief for individuals and small businesses, and to repair damage to federal facilities."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45084
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2018-03-20
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