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June 6--  U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed H.R. 2157, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, into law – providing critical funding for farmers and ranchers who suffered devastating losses due to natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael and the 2017 late season freeze to blueberry and peach crops in rural Georgia. 

The bill included $3 billion for agricultural losses, including Hurricane Michael. 

“I applaud President Trump for reaffirming his commitment to rural America today by signing this long overdue disaster relief package into law,” said Congressman Allen. “I have been working tirelessly since the 2017 freeze and Hurricane Michael to support Georgia farmers and their critical operations.

The political stalemate led by Senate Democrats went on for far too long – and throughout this process, I repeatedly stressed the urgency of getting this disaster package signed into law.

With President Trump’s signature today, farmers and ranchers throughout rural Georgia can now focus their efforts on this crop year with the certainty of disaster relief on the way."