Governor Abbott Meets With Senate And House Leaders Regarding Hurricane Harvey

September 3, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott this evening met with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul regarding Hurricane Harvey. A readout of the meeting can be found below. 
The Governor met this evening with Senator Cornyn, Majority Leader McCarthy and Chairman McCaul at the State Operations Center to discuss the congressional response to Hurricane Harvey. During the meeting, the Governor and congressional leaders discussed the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and the response of Texas and the federal government. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke of his first-hand account of the destruction, and expressed his support for the people of Texas as they begin to recover and rebuild. They went on to discuss how the federal government can respond in the aftermath of this historic natural disaster. The congressional leaders insisted that they would act swiftly to pass a funding measure to immediately help Texans suffering from this storm. The meeting concluded after the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to continuing to work together and doing everything possible to help the victims of the storm recover and rebuild.