FEMA denies Maryland and Virginia requests for emergency declarations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied emergency declarations requests from Virginia and Maryland.

The two states requested the relief in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol siege last week, and the agency rejected it on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Based on our review of all the information available, it has been determined that supplemental federal assistance under the Stafford Act is not warranted for this event,” FEMA told Virginia officials in a letter on Sunday.

An emergency declaration would allow each state to receive federal assistance and get reimbursed for
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