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Washington debates funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

September 1, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey dissipates, the recovery effort in Texas is just beginning.
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Trump requests $6 billion for immediate Harvey recovery

September 1, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
The Trump administration is urging Congress to provide $5.95 billion for response and initial recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey, a senior administration official told Axios. Bloomberg broke the news of the requested aid package.
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President Trump Visits Texas To Assess Harvey Damage

August 30, 2017
Geoff Bennett | NPR
President Trump on Tuesday visited the Gulf Coast for the first time since Harvey made landfall. The president and first lady toured two Texas cities to see some of the damage and relief efforts.
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Mexico offers hurricane help; No decision on whether to accept it

August 30, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Mexico has offered assistance in the massive disaster response in next-door Texas, the State Department said late Tuesday, but there has been no decision on whether to accept the help.
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