WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) released the following statement on leading a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the swift consideration and passage of a disaster supplemental appropriations measure.

“Americans impacted by last year’s natural disasters are being used as pawns. House leadership has held disaster funding hostage in the last two spending bills. It is unacceptable to put the millions of Americans still struggling after last year’s natural disasters on the backburner” said Congressman Rice. “Meanwhile, I’m hearing from South Carolina farmers who are worried about going out of business and families who need certainty and support. My constituents have suffered enough and shouldn’t have to wait any longer. I will continue to lead the fight to ensure South Carolinians have the resources needed for a strong recovery.”


Read the letter here.