WASHINGTON-Hurricane Harvey leaves Congress with a pair of unexpected financial challenges: further shoring up a heavily indebted federal flood insurance program and providing emergency funding for uncovered damage.
Citing high waters still on the roads near his house, Cruz's office did not confirm his attendance for meetings Tuesday until that very morning. "Many of them, just like those in Houston, lost absolutely everything they owned".
But the storm, which on Tuesday was tilting toward neighboring Louisiana, has the potential to be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, and lawmakers have already broached the subject of recovery funding.
"It's critical that we provide emergency relief for families affected by this storm so they can begin to rebuild their lives and their communities", said MacArthur. However, even the Post slyly admits that much of the Sandy relief bill was not direct relief funding and would be strung out over a long period of time - and even that some of the funding was completely unrelated to Sandy.
"The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has two-faced Texas politicians looking for the same sort of relief funding they flatly opposed five years ago", noted Larry McShane of the New York Daily News."Cornyn and Cruz were among the 39 Republican senators to oppose the [Hurricane Sandy aid] package, along with 179 GOP members of the House".
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was particularly appreciative of the help and announced that NJ Task Force 1, comprised of police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel - are in Katy, Texas, a suburb approximately 30 miles (48.3 km) west of Houston.
"I didn't think it was appropriate to engage in pork-barrel spending where two-thirds of that bill was unrelated spending that had nothing to do with Sandy", Mr. Cruz said.
AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), said Congress "will help those affected by this bad disaster", adding that the first step is a formal request for resources from the Trump administration.
Officials say there's no way to estimate the damage totals yet. Harvey has also dumped torrential rain over southeast Texas, with ABC News meteorologists forecasting historic rainfall totals up to 50 inches by Wednesday.
"To my colleagues who are from states that have had disasters, some recently, who have decided we need to change the rules of the game - shame on you", he said.
Zeldin added, "Regardless of whether you're a fellow New Yorker or a Texan, we want to be as helpful as possible".
The Rangers play 81 games at home, and by late September, they'll be eliminated from playoff contention in the American League. But MLB announced that it has not yet determined a location for the Mets-Astros series.
Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert attempted to explain the contradiction in an interview with ABC News. As CNSNews.com previously reported , Trump threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding.
The fee will break the club's transfer record, which was set earlier this summer with the £36.9m signing of Mohamed Salah. The deal will surpass the £35 million club record fee the Merseyside club paid Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll.
A woman was helped inside an ambulance before screaming: "I hate you, f*** you, I hate you... not my baby girl". Police have interviewed both parents and specialist officers will interview the girl's three brothers today.
Oliver, a barman, has been to four of McGregor's last five fights and even has a massive tattoo of the Irishman on his leg. Aside from eating a healthy slice of humble pie, Kellerman also lavished further praise on the UFC lightweight champion.
So we can assume the stark message above was intended for people who did not leave in the face of the warning. Meanwhile, more than 17,000 people are seeking refuge in Texas shelters, the American Red Cross said .
Like numerous other plaintiffs, Stone disclosed his transgender status following the Obama administration's change in policy. Cathrine Schmid, who has served for more than 12 years and is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of the city.
A curfew was also in place in Sirsa town, where the sprawling main headquarters of the guru's Dera Sacha Sauda sect are located. Singh's sect describes itself as a social welfare and spiritual organisation but he is no stranger to controversy.
The participants were 37 years old, on average, at the start of the study and were followed for approximately 10 years. The new study suggests that it could reduce the chance of early death from all causes - by as much as two thirds.
Police said Monday that investigators exhuming and analyzing more bodies had since found evidence of scores of additional murders. His confession led the police to launch Kardio- a special forensic investigation to determine the cause of death of the patients.
The website of the organization describes it as an organization that works for humanity and preaches selfless services to others. Enraged by the verdict, protestors attacked TV journalists and media vehicles, breaking windscreens and broadcasting equipment.
Second chance to see a total solar eclipse in 2024
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Art Briles lands new coaching job with CFL team
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Gilead Has Earned the Benefit of the Doubt
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Apple Launch Event Set for September 12; iPhone 8 Coming?
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Man Charged With Firearm Offences After Toddler Shot Dead
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Counter protesters claim victory in Berkeley demonstrations
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Fitbit announces Ionic smartwatch and Flyer headphones
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Death toll from Barcelona terror attack rises to 16
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