After Storms, Cornyn Urges Biden to Grant Remaining Disaster Declarations for Texas Counties

On the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the severe storms that hit various regions of Texas and called on President Biden to grant Governor Abbott’s remaining disaster declaration requests for impacted counties still waiting to receive relief. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.  

“Over the last couple of weeks, I've been traveling across the state of Texas, where our communities have been battered by extreme weather of one kind or another.”

“Many of our communities are still clearing debris, restoring power, and assessing damage, and I've spoken with leaders throughout these regions about the recovery process and offering a helping hand.”

“Governor Abbott has worked quickly to ensure Texas receives the resources and support it needs from the state, and he requested assistance from the federal government, too.”

“Senator Cruz and I have been in communication with the administration to emphasize how critical these resources are, and we've urged the President to grant the Governor's request for all of the affected counties.”

“Many counties are still waiting for that critical declaration, and I urge the administration to move expeditiously to grant those requests as soon as possible to unlock critical assistance.”

“The start of hurricane season officially upon us and experts predicting an active season, I know I join all Texans in hoping for an expeditious recovery for impacted communities.”


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