Steil, Moore Urge President Trump to Provide Federal Aid to Southeast Wisconsin

February 13, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil and Congresswoman Gwen Moore urged President Trump to approve Governor Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee counties. If approved, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid will be dispersed to the affected counties.

“We’ve seen the damage firsthand and met with residents affected by these storms. Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine Counties need our help. FEMA aid will assist our communities as we begin to rebuild. We will continue to fight for Southeast Wisconsin and ensure this request is a priority,” said Steil and Moore.

In part, Steil and Moore write: “While the state has committed to helping those in need with all resources available at the state level, without federal assistance, our communities will face immense difficulty recovering fully. The personal losses not eligible for federal assistance have already caused great hardship for so many of our citizens, but they pale in comparison to the greater regional economic losses that await if the public infrastructure we depend upon is not repaired expeditiously.”

The letter was co-signed by all members of the Wisconsin delegation.

You can read a copy of the letter to President Trump here.