Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement regarding storm shelter policy issues that are affecting Alabama communities and schools:
"I spoke directly with FEMA Director Craig Fugate today, and he acknowledges the problem with this particular situation and over the next thirty days, I'll be working with him and my delegation colleagues to find a solution. In addition, Congressman Bachus (AL-06) and I introduced legislation today that would make storm shelters available to local governing bodies at no additional costs. Hopefully this will not take an act of Congress to ensure we get this done and get it done right."
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt's work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.