McConnell Remarks on Hurricane Ian
‘We are all keeping the people of Florida at the forefront of our thoughts, and we’ll stand ready to help our colleagues from Florida, the Governor, and local officials however we can.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Ian:
“First, this morning, the Senate and the entire country are watching the news and praying for the people of the great state of Florida, where a seemingly massive hurricane is poised to make landfall soon.
“I understand the current forecasts suggest that Hurricane Ian may be both extremely powerful and unusually slow-moving — a terrible combination for the citizens and communities in its path.
“Our colleague the senior Senator from Florida reported this morning that state officials and the relevant federal agencies have been working well together; that thus far, every request Florida has made of the federal government has been approved.
“The bipartisan government funding bill the Senate is on track to pass this week will ensure the federal Disaster Relief Fund is fully resourced at this critical moment.
“We are all keeping the people of Florida at the forefront of our thoughts, and we’ll stand ready to help our colleagues from Florida, the Governor, and local officials however we can.”