McCaul to Texans: “Relief is on the way”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the House concurred to the Senate amendments to H.R. 601.
Congressman McCaul: “It is essential that Congress act immediately to assist those who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey’s historic rainfall and devastating flooding in Texas. Today’s vote provides a total of $15.25 billion in relief funding and is the first of several aid packages promised to the people of Texas. It gives Governor Abbott the flexibility to allocate the funds where Texans need it the most. I was proud to support this bill so my constituents and fellow Texans can begin rebuilding their homes, lives, and communities, and I pledge to continue working with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and my colleagues in Congress to provide the full disaster funding needed. I have been amazed throughout this catastrophe by the incredible heart and strength displayed by Texas, but today was Congress’s turn to act, and relief is on the way.”