It’s difficult to comprehend the
scale of destruction that Hurricane Harvey inflicted on the state of Texas. But we Texans are strong and resilient; we always band together.
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While Texans have begun the rebuilding process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our state is still in need of resources
as we recover from the most extreme rain event in our nation’s history. This week, Congress voted to approve nearly $90 billion in funding for
relief efforts following natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
I applaud the Texas congressional delegation
for taking the first step, and I appreciate Governor Abbott and the Senate Appropriations Committee for working with us to strengthen this
Helping Texans recover and rebuild has been my top priority, and I am delighted that my colleagues
joined with me this week to pass additional relief to help us do just that.