It is a top priority for me to ensure our community has the resources we need to improve disaster response and prepare for future flooding, and I'm working across the aisle to do so.
I continue to hear concerns about flooding and disaster recovery from families, businesses, farmers, and local governments alike as I travel across our district. We have to be forward thinking about flood mitigation and improving disaster response—proactive investments are needed to ensure that family homes are protected, that farmers have the resources to recover and build long-term resilience to natural disasters, and that our towns have the ability to make informed decisions about where to build critical community services.
In my role on the House Appropriations Committee, I am leaving no stone unturned to ensure Iowans have the resources and structures in place to recover from previous disasters and are prepared for whatever might come our way. I have successfully worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on measures that will improve the way the government approaches disaster response and resiliency, and to secure funding for key flood mitigation priorities.
I am fighting to make sure that Iowa's First Congressional District has updated flood maps and proper risk analysis procedures, to improve FEMA's disaster response, and to ensure our agriculture community has the resources to recover from previous disasters and improve preparedness moving forward.
Click HERE to learn more about what I am doing in Congress to bring flood resilient infrastructure to our district and improving flood mitigation and disaster preparedness efforts within federal agencies.