Price started his comments in the hearing today with sympathy for the people who suffered in the devastation of the Oklahoma tornado. “For me and others, as parents and grandparents, the loss of so many children at a school is truly heartbreaking. We must do all we can to help,’ he said.
Price said he generally supports the funding bill that committee produced. He said one of its strong points was that it provides $6.22 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund, enough to keep it fully funded.
The 2013 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security was passed in March. Price announced Tuesday that North Carolina will receive $13.4 million in federal grant funding from DHS, $630,000 more than last year.
—Renee Schoof, McClatchy Washington Bureau