Biden Asks Congress For $30 Billion To Help Disaster Relief And Afghan Evacuees
President Biden is asking Congress for billions in additional funding to help with natural disasters and aid for Afghan evacuees.
The White House wants $24 billion in additional funding to help recovery efforts for the California wildfires and several hurricanes, including Hurricane Ida. Biden administration officials are also asking for $6.4 billion to help with resettling vulnerable Afghans in the United States.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the request for disaster relief necessary to help communities recover quickly from the destruction caused by hurricanes, wildfires and flooding.