WASHINGTON, D.C. – OMB Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice yesterday wrote to Republican Leadership urging them to fulfill President Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. President Obama first requested the supplemental funding on February 22nd, 2016. With Republicans failing to act on this public health crisis, House Democrats introduced a bill fulfilling the President’s request. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the threat of Zika:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued a statement today in response to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FEMA flood insurance rates that was released last week. In 2014, Congressman Meeks and several members of the committee requested that the GAO conduct a study of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rate-setting methods under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure that flood insurance rates are consistent with actual flood risk. The GAO report found that FEMA has made significant improvements but not all of its original recommendations have been fully achieved.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement today regarding the Taliban attack in Kabul:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement regarding a terrorist attack on a bus in Talpiot, a neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel: