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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

U.S. Rep. Gene Green Statement on Passage of Emergency Aid

October 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Gene Green released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed $36.5 billion in disaster aid for hurricane victims and those fighting wildfires in western states:

“The disaster package that passed is a second effort toward rebuilding communities, small businesses, schools and infrastructure in Texas and other states and territories that have been damaged by natural disasters. In Texas, it’s estimated that Harvey caused at least $150 billion in damage. Although the emergency aid will be shared among the areas hit, the Congressional Texas Delegation will continue to work with Governor Abbott and local officials to ensure that Texas receives the full amount of federal aid that is needed to get Texans back on their feet.”