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Loebsack Comments on Flood Buyouts

Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 6:42 am

Congress recently issued $150-million in Community Development Block Grants for buyouts of flood damaged homes in Eastern Iowa. Representative Dave Loebsack says the legislation is a huge step forward in flood recovery. The Mt. Vernon Democrat says the recovery process so far has created problems for families, but these buyouts should help them move ahead with their lives. Along with other recovery grants, Iowa has received nearly $800-million to date.