CMR introduces MALDEN Act
Amends Stafford Act to rush aid for disaster areas
Last updated 7/8/2021 at 7:01am
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposed federal act’s acronym is named after Malden since it is designed to help rural communities find government aid after a disaster.
The Making Aid for Local Disasters Equal Now (MALDEN) Act is designed to speed up disaster assistance. The bill is named after the Town of Malden, which was 80% destroyed by the Babb Road Fire in 2020.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-5th District, introduced the bill on June 15.
“The devastation caused by the Babb Road fire took my breath away. The town of Malden was destroyed – the city hall, post office, and fire...