Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has issued the following statement regarding President Obama's disaster declaration for parts of Missouri:
"I am pleased that President Obama has approved Missouri's request for a major disaster declaration stemming from August's severe storms and flooding that led to the tragic deaths of a mother and child in Pulaski County and damaged or destroyed many homes and businesses in Missouri's Fourth District and elsewhere in our state. This declaration triggers the release of federal funds to help communities recover and individuals start putting their lives back together. I thank my fellow Members of Missouri's Congressional delegation for signing onto the request letter I sent to the President. Your MO-4 team looks forward to assisting individuals and communities as they seek federal assistance to aid in the recovery."
Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Armed Services, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.