I know this is a debate, however, I saw this and really enjoy this topic you are focusing on. I have to agree with you in the sense of thousands of Americans getting hit with huge repair bills because of US Drought Damage. They say, what? It has been the worst in 2012 than in the 1950s? It is something we should highly pay more attention too. Good luck on your debate.
I believe we need to provide the drought states with at least $10 billion dollars. Financial support will allow the farmers and residents of the drought zones to recover more smoothly, which will in turn boost the economy due to the fact that those people have money to work with.