President Joe Biden provides aid in Texas and intends to go visit it
President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster for Texas, and has also opened up more federal resources to help Texas recover from the deadly winter storms.
President Joseph R Biden Jr. also stated yesterday that “a major disaster occurred in Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe winter storms that began on February 11, 2021, and are continuing.”
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The White House said in a statement on Saturday.
It permits approval for more resources and aid, including grants for temporary housing and repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help communities recover. The White House has been proactive in responding to the crisis, with the president already agreeing to a state emergency declaration at the end of last week and continuing to monitor the situation and work with local authorities there.
President Joe Biden also told reporters on Friday that he intended to travel to Texas to check on the state and also stressed that his presidential visit would not be a “burden” on the state’s resources.
“If we actually conclude that I can do this without creating a burden on people on the ground as they deal with this crisis, then I plan to continue,” the president said in the statement.
The president also said he has spoken with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, twice this week, including Thursday night.
Joe Biden also spoke with Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Fenton on Friday afternoon, stressing the importance of providing assistance to the state of Texas, saying, “by mobilizing other federal agencies to provide additional support to the people of Texas and to ensure that any necessary needs are met,” according to a statement released. About the White House.