Rep. Smith Votes for Disaster Relief for Texas
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $36.5 billion in funding that includes disaster relief for those areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This package increases resources for the Disaster Relief Fund, the federal government’s primary emergency relief program.
In September, Rep. Smith voted for a bill the House passed, and the White House quickly signed into law, which provided the first round of emergency funding following Hurricane Harvey.
Rep. Smith: “This continues our commitment to providing federal resources for first responders as they help those affected with debris removal, the repair and restoration of public infrastructure, and financial assistance. This will directly benefit Texans recovering and rebuilding from the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey.”