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Harvey Relief on the Way

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Washington, September 8, 2017 | comments
By: U.S. Representative Kevin Brady

    Following the passage of bipartisan legislation that will send much-needed aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. U.S. Congressman Brady released the following statement:

    "I am very pleased that we were able to get strong bipartisan support for immediate disaster relief for the millions of Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Over the coming weeks, we’ll act to provide the long-term relief that Texans need, not what Washington needs, in a way that is helpful - not wasteful. Texas is strong, proud and standing together. I want to thank my colleagues and all Americans for your overwhelming support for Texas during this critical time.”

        BACKGROUND:

        Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package (H.R. 601):

            Provides an additional $7.4 billion to the $7.85 billion in relief funds the House passed on Tuesday for victims of Hurricane Harvey – the bill, totaling $15.25 billion, is an initial installment of aid to respond to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
            Reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through December 8, 2017.
            Suspends the debt limit through December 8, 2017
            Provides a Continuing Resolution (CR) through December 8, 2017    

   
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