Senate Democrats

Reid: Senate Secures Emergency Funds For Minneapolis Bridge Tragedy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate secured emergency funds for Minneapolis following Wednesday’s tragic bridge collapse.  

“The Senate is proud to help the people of Minnesota at this critical hour.  We are authorizing $255 million in emergency relief funding – including exempting recovery costs from beyond the $100 million cap for Federal Highway relief efforts – to ensure that Minneapolis gets everything it needs in the wake of this week’s tragedy.  I thank Senator Amy Klobuchar, whose firsthand accounts and constant monitoring of the situation on the ground were invaluable to me as the Senate moved quickly to help her state when it needed it the most.”

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