McConnell Announces Support for 5 Recent Presidentially Declared Kentucky Disasters


U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Government Funding bill contains significant resources to support Kentuckians recovering from the five Presidentially Declared Disasters that hit the Commonwealth in 2020 and 2021, including December’s devastating tornado outbreak in Western Kentucky.

Following December’s tornado outbreak, Senator McConnell visited several communities damaged by the storm and met with those impacted, including local leaders and volunteers. The Senator listened to their requests for assistance and used his position as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure significant federal help. The funding measure providing that assistance now goes to the President for his signature.