"Trump Could Seek Billions In Harvey Recovery Aid Next Week"

"President Trump could request a package of emergency funding to deal with the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey as soon as next week, a senior administration official said, reshuffling the political agenda as the White House scrambles to deal with devastation left by the storm.

The funding package is expected to only be a partial down payment and serve in part to backstop depleted reserves that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had on hand to respond to disasters.

No final decision on the funding request has been made and it could fluctuate based on conversations with lawmakers."

Damian Paletta, Ed O'Keefe, and Mike DeBonis report for the Washington Post August 30, 2017.


"Trump Would Slash Disaster Funding To The Very Agencies He’s Praising For Harvey Response" (Washington Post)

Source: Washington Post, 09/01/2017