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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging FEMA To Stand Ready To Provide Critical Aid To New York Following Major Storms

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on his letter to FEMA which urged them to stand ready to provide the State of New York with critical aid as storm systems continue to pass through. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Across my home state of New York, thousands of our friends and neighbors are just having their power restored after enduring the first major storm of 2024. We’ve seen heavy rain, coastal flooding, hurricane force winds across much of Upstate New York.

While communities are just beginning on the road to recovery, we must remain vigilant. Weather reports already show more snow and wind storms are expected this upcoming weekend that could hit communities just as they are starting to recover and rebuild.

Senator Gillibrand and I have sent a stand ready letter to FEMA, urging them to stand ready to provide New York the support it needs, if requested. I will continue to work with the governor and local officials to ensure New York communities have the tools they need to recover from this storm.