BILL TO REAUTHORIZE WHIP PROGRAM FOR WILDFIRES INTRODUCED

November 20, 2020 10:50 a.m.

Congressman Peter DeFazio, along with a group of original co-authors, has announced the introduction of the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act.

A release from DeFazio said the bill reactivates the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus, also known as WHIP+, for 2020 natural disasters, including wildfires. The release said the program offers critical assistance to agricultural producers, including grape growers, whose crops were impacted by smoke taint.

DeFazio said many of those businesses experienced significant damage during September’s wildfires, costing millions of dollars in losses. He said he is proud to co-sponsor the WHIP+ bill to ensure those producers get the funding they need to rebuild and repair.

The text of the legislation is posted: https://mikethompson.house.gov/sites/mikethompson.house.gov/files/WHIP%20Bill.pdf

 

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