Rep. Gowdy Supports Emergency Hurricane Relief Funding
Washington, DC – Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, increase the debt limit, and fund the government through December.
“Just as our fellow South Carolinians suffered in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo and may well suffer from Hurricane Irma, our fellow citizens are suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Raising the debt ceiling without structural changes to the principal drivers of our national debt is irresponsible. Funding the government in three-month increments is far from ideal. I am disappointed these provisions were added to a disaster relief package and further disappointed in the management of government in three-month increments.
Despite my disappointment, I refuse to punish my fellow citizens who are in desperate need of help. There are exigent circumstances in Texas and Louisiana and likely to be exigent circumstances in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Those exigent circumstances must be met despite the fundamental flaws of the amended bill.”