Government leaders urge President to declare federal disaster declaration
METAIRIE - House Majority Whipe Steve Scalise and other government officials have set a letter to President Barack Obama, supporting Governor John Bel Edwards' request for a federal disaster declaration.
The letter was sent by Scalise, along with U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, U.S. Representative Charles Boustany, U.S. Representative John Fleming, U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond, U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham, and U.S. Representative Garret Graves.
The letter reads as follows:
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