Governor Abbott And President Trump Visit Houston
Governor Greg Abbott and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today greeted President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they landed in Houston, Texas to survey the the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Governor then joined President Trump visiting Houston communities affected by Harvey, speaking with victims of the storm as they begin the recovery process.
"Texas is truly grateful for all the help the President and his administration have provided in our time of need," said Governor Abbott. "I am pleased to have him on the ground in Texas again as he experiences the resiliency of the people in the Lone Star State. Just as Texas has pledged to be with the victims every step of the way, the President has committed the full power of the federal government to ensure support and assistance on our road to recovery."
While in Houston, the Governor and President met with Texans impacted by the storm seeking refuge at NRG Stadium. Governor Abbott and President Trump also visited the First Church of Pearland, which has been serving as a hurricane relief center for victims of the storm. Throughout their trip, both the Governor and President spoke of the inspiration to the nation the people of Texas have been as they work together to overcome the worst natural disaster the state has seen.
Also in attendance today were Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, General John Kelly, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
During the Presidents previous visit, he joined Governor Abbott in receiving a detailed briefing on the federal, state, and local response to Hurricane Harvey.