“This is good news for people of faith and the communities they serve.”

Today, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to reverse rules that prohibited houses of worship from receiving disaster relief funding. In September, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Sasse wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, saying that the old policy was “unjust,” “unconstitutional,” and “unreasonable.” 

“FEMA made the right call,” said Sasse. “When disasters strike, our churches, synagogues, and mosques get right to work. It didn’t make any sense for Washington to discriminate against these Good Samaritans. This is good news for people of faith and the communities they serve.”