Palazzo says will be ‘point person’ on disaster-relief reform

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo toured areas of the Jersey Shore and Staten Island to view Sandy hurricane damage Tuesday, after the backlash over his vote against funding for the National Flood Insurance Program last week.

Palazzo said he wanted to reassure colleagues in the House that he supports disaster aid, express sympathy on Mississippi’s behalf to those suffering in Sandy’s aftermath, share lessons learned here from Hurricane Katrina and continue the discussion on disaster relief reform.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today encouraged Palazzo to become a “point man on disaster relief reform” as major storms become more frequent and costly, the Mississippi congressman said.

Sun Herald