PDF _ RL33226 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Legislation for Disaster Assistance: Summary Data FY1989 to FY2007
14-Aug-2008; Justin Murray and Bruce R. Lindsay; 17 p.

Update: Previous releases:
March 8, 2007
July 10, 2006

Abstract: This report provides summary information on emergency supplemental appropriations enacted after major disasters since 1989. More recently, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29, 2005, as a Category 3 hurricane after passing over South Florida as a Category 1 hurricane on August 25, 2005. In response, on September 2, 2005, President Bush signed into law a $10.5 billion supplemental appropriations measure, P.L. 109-61, that provided disaster assistance funds for the affected areas. On September 9, 2005, the President signed into law a second supplemental measure totaling $51.8 billion in appropriations, P.L. 109-62. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers most of the funds appropriated in P.L. 109-61 and P.L. 109-62. On June 15, 2006, President Bush signed into law P.L. 109-234, legislation that contained provisions providing $19.3 billion in additional relief for victims of Gulf Coast hurricanes and other disasters. This report will be updated as events warrant.

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