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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 7, 2005

Fact Sheet: President Bush Submits Second Request for Hurricane Recovery Funds

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President Bush Submits Second Request For Hurricane Recovery Funds

Today's Presidential Action:

Today, President Bush Submitted To Congress A $51.8 Billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request To Support Ongoing Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Efforts. The emergency funds would support the immediate needs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other Federal government agencies in their relief and recovery missions. These additional funds will ensure that life-saving, life-sustaining, and recovery activities continue unhindered.

FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund Would Receive $50 Billion For Ongoing Disaster Relief

Supplemental Funds Would Support Disaster Relief Activities Carried Out Directly By FEMA And Other Federal Agencies. These activities respond to the immediate needs of evacuees, continue response and recovery, and begin repairs urgently needed by local government facilities such as schools and other public buildings and utilities. Specific actions and services to be funded by this request include ongoing food, shelter, and medical care for evacuees.

The President Has Directed All Agencies Of The Federal Government To Assist In Relief And Recovery

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