President Trump authorizes more funding for debris removal
Senator Kevin Brady shared the breaking news on Saturday, September 2 that “President Trump just authorized more funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures for the approved counties in the federal declaration which includes Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker counties.”
Senator Brady continued stating, “I pushed for this crucial funding during my meeting this week with President Trump and am so grateful for his support and leadership. He has made it clear that the people of Texas are his top priority.”
Reuters reported on Saturday, September 2 that U.S. President Donald Trump had authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Harvey to 90 percent from 75 percent, the White House said.
“President Trump increased cost sharing to 90 percent federal funding for debris removal, including direct federal assistance, and a 100 percent federal funding for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance,” the White House said in a statement.