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U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today:

“Today, I urged the White House to approve Gov. John Bel Edwards' request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance (Categories A-G) to help the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Jefferson, Orleans and St. James following the devastating tornadoes.  President Trump has already approved Individual Assistance for tornado victims, and I couldn't be more appreciative of his swift action,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “A Public Assistance declaration would take care of additional needs, including helping local governments clean up storm debris and paying for hotel rooms while families wait for their homes to be rebuilt.”