House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Houston to survey Harvey damage

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 22, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Houston on Thursday and said the House expects to pass another round of hurricane relief funding as early as next month.

The Wisconsin Republican said the objective of his visit was to show "that the recovery efforts are well on their way and there will not be any kind of delay with respect to the federal government".

"We'll see what's the story in Puerto Rico, then we will get a request from the administration and then we will act on that request", he added, saying he expected a vote sometime in October.

Ryan was accompanied by the Lone Star State's two Republican senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. He said the US Army Corps of Engineers is working on a plan for the area damaged by Harvey in Texas to "deal with the future prospects of a hurricane coming up the ship channel and wreaking further havoc and devastation".

Hurricane Maria is moving through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm. The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and the chair of the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Texas Republican Rep. John Carter. The region is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irma, and the Gulf Coast is trying to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Sheila Jackson-Lee and Gene Green.

President Donald Trump signed a bill providing $15 billion in relief aid to help with initial recovery efforts. Marco Rubio and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, both Republicans.

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