President Donald Trump recently declared a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall.
Some worry that this may impact areas affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Michael. Tuesday Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Neal Dunn made a visit to Naval Support Activity Panama City. Both leaders said at this point, it does not look like any Hurricane Michael recovery funds would be used towards the border wall.
“Any funds that we have not yet appropriated, are actually not eligible, we’re talking about funds from previous supplemental appropriations bills that have not yet been spent that would potentially be eligible. the president has not yet spoken about targeting those funds in part because those of us that are from states like Texas, North Carolina, and Florida that have gotten devastated by hurricanes will give him the fight of his life if he tries to go after that funding,” said Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz.
Congressman Dunn said it is a must for the area to receive disaster supplemental funds after Hurricane Michael. He plans to keep pushing for those funds for the area.