WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today applauded President Joe Biden for granting their request to release federal funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Marylanders recover from Tropical Storm Isaias. This declaration has unlocked funding through both the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.
“Tropical Storm Isaias hit many communities in Maryland hard, leaving damage and destruction in its wake. This new federal funding will allow counties in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore to repair infrastructure damaged by the storm’s severe flooding and strong winds,” said the lawmakers. “Team Maryland applauds the Biden Administration for delivering this important aid to our state and serving as reliable partner in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.”
In September of last year, the Maryland congressional delegation called on former President Trump to approve the State of Maryland’s request for a declaration of a “major disaster” following Tropical Storm Isaias. Following the denial, lawmakers quickly urged former President Trump to overturn the decision, grant an appeal and swiftly approve the request for federal assistance.