McGovern Statement on President Biden’s Partial Approval of Disaster Relief for Leominster

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), ranking member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s approval of disaster relief for Leominster:

“Leominster and North Worcester County were devastated by last September’s extreme rain and flooding. We have people who are going into credit card debt and draining their savings to rebuild. That’s unconscionable—and I have been fighting with Governor Healey to appeal the federal government’s disastrous decision to deny Massachusetts the relief we desperately need and deserve. Today, thanks to our perseverance, part of that appeal has been approved—and the process of healing and rebuilding can begin. While I’m grateful that individual assistance from FEMA is on the way, I continue to call on President Biden and the White House to approve our entire appeal, including public assistance, so that local governments are made whole again after the catastrophic damage they incurred last year.”