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Gov. Edwards heads to D.C. to meet with Congress about more flood relief

Governor John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB) Governor John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Gov. John Bel Edwards will make a stop in Washington D.C. on Thursday and Friday to discuss additional assistance for flood relief in Louisiana. 

The governor is expected to meet with Julian Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to discuss temporary and long term housing. 

Edwards will also testify in front of a House committee on FEMA's response to the historic flooding. 

"We have a very short period of time to make sure that not only that the president makes a request of congress for an appropriation for us, but that congress actually moves on that appropriation," Edwards said. 

The Governor's Office said it is the first of several trips Edwards expects to take to Washington to push for increased federal help. 

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