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House Passes Hurricane Relief Package

September 8, 2017
Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a $15.3 billion disaster aid package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The legislation, first passed by the Senate on Thursday, September 7th, also includes continued funding for government agencies through the fiscal year, October 1st, until December 8th.

“The funding included in this bill will help rebuild the coastal communities in Texas and Louisiana that have been devastated by this storm,” said Congressman Scott Taylor. “This was an opportunity for Congress to put partisan politics aside and help people who are really hurting. It is important that we rise to the challenge and help our neighbors in their time of need. I am proud to have supported it.”