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The U.S. Senate must act on a supplemental disaster aid package for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in the Western U.S. The House of Representatives passed an $81 billion disaster aid package in December, but that bill contains “poison pills” that NRDC and other organizations are not willing to swallow. We hope the Senate will do what’s right and do away with these provisions and focus on providing much needed disaster aid.

Poison Pill #1: Robbing Peter to Pay for Paul’s Massively Expensive Sea Wall
Poison Pill #2: Exempting the National Flood Insurance Program from the Endangered Species Act

Hurricane Aid Package Includes Poison Pills

The House’s $81 billion hurricane disaster aid package includes some poison pills that would harm disaster mitigation programs and endangered species. The Senate should reject these in it’s aid package.


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