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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill co-sponsored by two members of South Carolina's House delegation has been passed by the House and is headed to the Senate for approval.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. John Katko, a Republican representing New York's 24th Congressional District, is cosponsored by Reps. Tom Rice, Joe Cunningham, Antonio Delgado, and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan.
It directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report to Congress describing a plan to preliminarily assess damage after natural disasters and also directs FEMA to develop teams to perform those assessments.
Rice is a Republican representing Congressional District 7, which includes northeastern South Carolina including most of Florence and all of Darlington, Marion, Dillon, and Marlboro counties.
Nov 12 2020
Congressman Tom Rice released the following statement in regards to the confirmation:
"Judge Barrett is exceptionally qualified, and I am confident she will interpret the Constitution as it is written, protect our individual freedoms, and uphold the rule of law on which our nation was founded.”
“She belongs on the Supreme Court, and we are fortunate to have her."