Iowa Congresswoman Stands Up for Flood Relief, 5:32 News

May 10, 2019

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The U.S. House (passed a disaster aid bill) today.  Iowa Congressman Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat from Dubuque served as the presiding officer over the debate proceedings this morning.

Finkenauer fired back at a tweet by President Trump last night.  It called on House Republicans to not vote for a quote “BAD DEMOCRAT Disaster Supplemental Bill that hurts our States, Farmers and Border Security.”  The bill passed today would provide more than $17 billion for rebuilding and recovery for Americans impacted by natural disasters in 2017 through 2019. 

Members in the U.S. Senate are still negotiating a disaster aid package.

Old laptops, televisions, mp3 players, phones and more are welcome at tomorrow’s Re-Event at the Long Lines Family Rec Center. 

Melissa Campbell is Sioux City’s Environmental Services Analyst.  Campbell says coming down to the event can be eye-opening even if you don’t have something to recycle.

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“It makes them conscious of the fact that recycling is out there, there are other options available, and to maybe take a second look at some of those items that they have and try to find a recycling outlet or other.” 

All items at the Re-Event will be accepted for a small fee to help with recycling and disposal.   The Re-Event is at the Longlines Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.