U.S. Sen. Cassidy: LA To Get $437M In Flood Recovery Assistance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sen. Bill Cassidy says Louisiana will get $437 million of the $500 million in flood recovery assistance allocated by Congress.

         Cassidy announced the news in a press release Friday.

         Congress approved the $500 million in flood recovery assistance as part of a hybrid spending measure passed in September. But it wasn't clear at the time how much would go to Louisiana and how much would go to other states.

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         Cassidy described the money as a "down payment" and said the delegation will continue to push for additional aid.

         The governor has appointed a recovery task force that will develop plans for how to spend the money.


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