Ryan: ‘We’re Going to Have to Do More Emergency Spending in the Disaster Relief Fund’

‘These hurricanes are so extraordinary that we already blew through the rainy day fund that we have at FEMA for typical disasters’

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RYAN: "These hurricanes are so extraordinary that we already blew through the rainy day fund that we have at FEMA for typical disasters and we’re going to have to do more emergency spending in the disaster relief fund. We’re expecting to hear from the administration as early as tomorrow perhaps, maybe Thursday, for more relief for hurricanes, for Puerto Rico, for Florida, for Texas. These hurricanes were exceptional and that means we’re going to have to have more response to fill the FEMA accounts and some other accounts to make sure that we can respond to the hurricanes."

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