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Congress of the United States Washington, BE 20515 April 24, 2019 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ‘Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, ‘We write in support of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal emergency disaster declaration authorized by the Stafford Act for thirteen of Missouri’s 114 counties as result of severe flooding, Many of the affected communities have engaged in flood-fighting activities due to severe flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The severity and magnitude of the flooding caused several communities to be evacuated and has resulted in the destruction of homes, farms, and businesses. The state and local governments continue to be burdened by the costs that have been incurred in the ongoing effort to protect life and property. We respectfully request your prompt action to ensure that these communities receive the immediate support needed to respond to the disaster. Along with our fellow Missourians, we appreciate your attention to this request and stand ready to assist in any way possible Sincere regards, Qua Roy Blu Sam Graves United States Senator Member wy, s Hawley xk Cleaver, 1 ied State Sengir Men gress Vicky Hartzler ‘Member of Congress jember of Congress