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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H. Res. 502 providing emergency disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey:

“In the wake of this disaster, our nation has come together. The people of Texas are strong and their fellow Americans from around the country have poured out support and aid. Through it all, we have had each other’s backs. Now, just as the citizens of our nation have joined together to help, so too will the federal government. Today’s resolution includes $8 billion—the White House’s full request—to continue helping the people of Texas recover. As I told the people of Texas I was fortunate enough to meet with, we are with you and we will be with you until we are even stronger than before.”