Biden administration asks congress to use budget to assist EKY flood victims

The White House office of management and budget formally sent the proposal -- which includes money for Puerto Rico, Florida and Kentucky -- Friday.
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 9:47 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 9:48 PM EST
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KENTUCKY (WKYT) - The Biden administration is requesting congress include $100 million dollars in its end-of-the-year supplemental budget, to help Eastern Kentucky’s recovery from devastating flooding.

The White House office of management and budget formally sent the proposal -- which includes money for Puerto Rico, Florida and Kentucky -- Friday.

Congress has until December 16, to pass appropriations to keep the government functioning and avoid a shutdown.

The money will be used to help the state’s agricultural producers because much of their low-lying farmland was destroyed in the flooding.