White House sought USD 14 billion for the Hurricane Harvey relief work

Vastavam web: The White House has sought a whopping USD 14 billion for the Hurricane Harvey relief work in the aftermath of the trail of devastation left by the most destructive storms in American history that claimed at least 50 lives.In a letter to Congress, the White House requested an initial USD 7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts that will be quickly followed by a request for another USD 6.7 billion.”Prolonged high winds, storm surges, and torrential rains have contributed to unprecedented and widespread flooding that has upended the lives of residents and damaged more than 100,000 homes,” the White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said in his letter.
Mulvaney said these additional Federal resources would enable the affected states to address disaster response and immediate recovery needs in the areas most affected by the Hurricane.”These funds would be used to continue life-saving response and recovery missions; begin to address housing repair costs unmet by insurance; and provide low-interest loans to businesses and homeowners.” Earlier in the day, the US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring this Sunday a National Day of Prayer for those affected by the Hurricane.
He also heard from the heads of the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief on their efforts throughout the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said.Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran said his committee is prepared to do its part to make resources available to those affected by Hurricane Harvey through the Disaster Relief Fund and other federal channels.