FEMA and Natural Disasters

fema.jpgThe issue of FEMA and Natural Disasters is important to our district and to my work in Congress.

The coast of North Carolina has been affected by numerous hurricanes and other natural disasters.  I am  deeply committed to working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure that the citizens of Eastern North Carolina have the adequate resources should a natural disaster damage our coast.

Legislative Action in the 112th Congress

Co-Chair to the Hurricane Irene Coalition: This coalition makes certain that FEMA has the resources it needs to support the recovery effort. Additionally, working with FEMA and other federal agencies, it serves as a resource for Members to support recovery efforts in their districts.


Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 2321- Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act – Extends certain disaster-related tax relief provisions to the Southeastern disaster area.

H.R. 2919- Community Shelter Protection Act of 2011 – Prohibits FEMA from requiring an educational institution to reimburse FEMA for the market value of a covered temporary tornado shelter when the facility is no longer needed for that purpose.

H.R. 2385- Seniors Emergency Hardship Relief Act of 2011- Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude a qualified senior distribution from gross income for income tax purposes.



H.R. 3672- Making appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.