House Democrat Predicts $100+ Billion Needed For Harvey Recovery In Texas
House Democrat predicts $100+ billion needed for Harvey recovery in Texas
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Tuesday he believes the federal government will need to spend at least $100 billion to help Houston and other areas of Texas cope with massive flooding that is still getting worse.”Having seen New Orleans, having seen what’s happened here in Houston and continually monitoring it, I’m convinced we’re talking in excess of $100 billion,” Green said on C-SPAN Tuesday morning.
The federal government ended up spending $120 billion to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, which hit that city 12 years ago. However, that effort started with $51 billion in aid, and grew from there.
Green said that …