Cornyn Statement on HUD Announcement of $50 Million in Federal Aid for Texas Disaster Relief
Supported Funding as Part of Recently-Passed Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Style Magazine Newswire | 5/18/2017, 11:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would award the state of Texas $50,753,000 to support disaster recovery efforts:
“In the past two years, Texans have proven their resilience as communities across the state have been devastated by flooding, fire, and storms. This much-needed relief will be a shot in the arm for our communities to aid their recovery and help Texans rebuild from these tragic events.”
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, which passed the Senate on May 4, 2017 with Sen. Cornyn’s support, provided an additional $948 million in disaster relief, $400 million of which funds the Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery assistance for disasters occurring in 2015 and 2016. This is in addition to the disaster recovery funding secured by Sen. Cornyn in 2016.
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.