WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the vote in Congress to provide federal funding in the Disaster Relief Fund:
“Sadly, the dangerous path of Hurricane Harvey has displaced more than 43,500 people – most of which are currently living in shelters around the Texas area. It is apparent that those who experienced such physical losses such as the loss of clothing, housing, transportation, and worldly possessions should receive some assistance to get back on their feet.
“In the past, these ‘essential’ emergency spending bills have turned into pork laden spending and not actually true capital for the Disaster Relief Fund. I’m pleased this time unlike the Hurricane Sandy vote, which had about half the spending in the bill going for non-Sandy or non-emergency spending, this bill is just intended to keep FEMA solvent and address the emergency harm. That is an easy vote to take.”
“My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those in the Houston area as well as the entire Texas coast who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and my prayers will also be extended to those who are now in the path of Hurricane Irma.”