TexasInsider.org, September 12, 2016 - Representative John Culberson led a Texas delegation letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise requesting disaster funding for Texas in any supplemental appropriations bill that is considered in the coming months.
“Many Texans have suffered after major flooding events have destroyed homes, businesses and lives. This letter requests funding so that Texans can rebuild and improve infrastructure to limit damage in future flooding events,” Rep. Culberson said. “After these major floods, I toured the hardest hit communities in District 7 and saw firsthand the destruction Houstonians have suffered. I’ve heard their heartbreaking stories and I want them, and all Texans, to know that their representatives are listening and we are working hard to help them rebuild their homes and businesses. I’m also working with state and local officials and the Army Corps to improve flood mitigation projects. Congress may consider an emergency supplemental appropriations bill this fall and the delegation wants to make sure that Texans aren’t forgotten when that time comes.”