Alexander, Frist Praise President's Approval of Disaster Assistance for Tennessee

Posted on April 5, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statements after President Bush approved the state’s request for federal disaster assistance to aid Dyer and Gibson Counties in the aftermath of the last weekend’s devastating storms: “As West Tennesseans begin to recover from these devastating storms, they will be able to rebuild their communities with the assistance of the federal government,” Frist said. “I thank the president for his quick response to this tragedy. Senator Alexander and I will continue to work with state and local officials to ensure that storm victims receive the assistance they need.” “Today’s announcement is very good news for families and communities across West Tennessee as they recover and rebuild following the tragic storms that struck this past weekend,” Alexander said. “Senator Frist and I will continue to work with Rep. Tanner and state and local officials to assist in those efforts. Frist and Alexander sent a letter to the president Monday requesting an expeditious review and approval of the state’s request for federal disaster assistance.