House Passes Titus's Disaster Survivors Fairness Act
Washington, DC, November 17, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Today Congresswoman Dina Titus's (NV-01) bill, the Disaster Survivors Fairness Act, was passed by the House of Representatives.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8416, the Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2022.
“It is no surprise that climate change is modifying the emergency management landscape because today’s disasters cause more damage, have greater impacts on communities, and require longer time to recover,” said Rep. Titus. “These new challenges to the recovery process make it essential that FEMA cut red tape in its assistance programs, efficiently deliver resources to individuals and families in need, and ensure we are being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. My bill is common-sense legislation that will do just that while also providing states with more flexibility to pursue post-disaster housing solutions that best accommodate their needs.”
“I am pleased to have passed legislation that will better support disaster survivors by cutting red tape and improving access to federal assistance,” said Chair DeFazio. “The last thing families recovering from a disaster need is a bureaucratic headache—today’s vote streamlines the process and makes sure everyone gets the help they need to get back on their feet. I applaud Chair Dina Titus who championed the Disaster Survivors Fairness Act, and I look forward to the Senate approving the bill without delay.”
The Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2022 would:
Full text of the Disaster Survivors Fairness Act can be found here.
A Section-By-Section summary of the bill can be found here.###