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Hurd Helps Texans Recover from Harvey

September 6, 2017
Press Release
‘Texas will rebuild and be stronger than ever’

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to support emergency funding for disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding. 

“FEMA’s disaster response and relief efforts have no doubt saved the lives of many fellow Texans in the last two weeks. They have successfully aligned federal, state, and local agencies while seamlessly integrating private and non-profit partners into coordinated missions. As folks in Houston, Rockport, and many areas in Texas return home to rebuild their lives, they must be able to count on continued disaster recovery resources in the coming months. We have a long road ahead but I am confident that Texas will rebuild and be stronger than ever.”

The bill will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue response and recovery efforts, and be prepared for any additional recovery efforts that may arise. It also includes funding to support the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners as they begin to rebuild.