Quinn pushes for changes in FEMA aid during trip to Washington, D.C.

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Quinn pushes for changes in FEMA aid during trip to Washington, D.C.

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Governors from across the country were in Washington D.C. on Monday including Governor Quinn.

He once again called for a change in FEMA's disaster aid criteria.

Under the current system, local governments in Illinois do not qualify for federal assistance after the November tornadoes. Quinn is working with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to pass legislation to change that.

That is something he said will help more people rebuild their lives.

Governor Quinn is still waiting to hear back on an appeal to FEMA for funding to government in Pekin, East Peoria and Washington.

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