Bipartisan legislation pushed by a northern Missouri congressman that requires FEMA to waive the debt of residents that the agency mistakenly awards assistance to has been approved by the U-S House. Congressman Sam Graves notes northwest Missouri’s Holt County saw record flooding in 2019, and one of his constituents there lost his home and was mistakenly given 12-thousand dollars by FEMA to rebuild. The man was later told he had to repay the 12-thousand:
Graves says his legislation is critical for helping communities recover after disasters. The Missouri Farm Bureau says more than one-point-four million acres of farmland went unplanted in 2019, due to flooding.