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.
Today Republicans and Democrats came together to help their fellow Americans. I am proud to have supported the supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Harvey disaster aid. Helping our neighbors must be a bipartisan priority.
While benevolent and well intended, it was illegal for President Obama to create this program; a President does not create laws. Therefore, President Trump is right to put the authority back into the hands of Congress.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey across Texas has been enormous. But our response has been even bigger and continues to grow every hour. Right now, thousands of Americans are donating time, money, and effort to help the victims of this tragic storm.
|Who:||Congressman Taylor, staff, President Kolovani and James Toscano of Tidewater Community College joined by representatives of local and regional technical education institutions.|
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