“Harvey damaged homes and tragically took lives from our Texas family, but it could not damage our Texas spirit.”
Washington – After voting in favor of disaster relief funding for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) made this statement:
“Earlier this week, the House of Representatives joined the entire Texas delegation to vote overwhelmingly in favor of providing disaster relief funds to those affected by the catastrophic storm – Hurricane Harvey.
“I must express my disappointment that after I voted to send this legislation to the Senate, the families and individuals uprooted by Harvey were used as political pawns to continue Washington’s habit of kicking the fiscal can down the road. By attaching spending unassociated with disaster relief and language to raise our nation’s debt ceiling without any reforms, the Senate played politics with the victims of this horrific disaster.
“The process of rebuilding must move forward, and I’ll continue to work in a bipartisan way to support my fellow Texans on that long journey. Harvey damaged homes and tragically took lives from our Texas family, but it could not damage our Texas spirit. While we can never replace all that was lost due to Harvey, we can begin the rebuilding process and provide hope to our neighbors in need.”