Sen. John Hoeven, with his North Dakota colleague Kent Conrad, is urging the Appropriations Committee to set aside more funding for emergency disaster relief in fiscal 2012.
Conrad and Hoeven noted Congressional belt-tightening in the draft of their letter.
“We recognize the tight fiscal constraints you will be working under this year, and would be happy to work with you to ensure that this assistance is provided in a manner consistent with the spending caps enacted as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011,” they wrote to the top Appropriations officials.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.