WASHINGTON ― Texas Republicans, long accustomed to bashing the federal government, are already changing their tune now that Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of their state. An emergency aid package hasn’t surfaced yet, but Congress almost certainly will have to approve a spending bill to help those affected by the hurricane-force winds and widespread flooding in southeastern Texas. The question is whether that money will be offset by cuts to other government programs, whether extraneous spending will be attached to the package, and whether, under any circumstances, Texas Republicans will have a problem voting for it.
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For Hurricane Harvey, Texas Governor Greg Abbott needed more than $125 billion in federal relief. The storm affected 13 million people from Texas through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Hurricane Harvey kicked off the historically destructive 2017 storm season and became the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900. has caused mass destruction ly historic flooding in souast . Here are some photos from scene Tags: hurricane, harvey, photos, destruction, Texas Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332) | Resources to Help you Recover. Visit fice Governor’s website at gov..gov/ to find links to recovery pages such as Rebuild HoustonRecovers, consumer protection insurance help lines or services. made lfall as a Category 4 storm. Some power losses were reported, along with heavy building damage in Port Aransas in Rockport.