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Biden Approves Extra Emergency Sources For Texas To Clear Up GOP-Prompted Humanitarian Disaster

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With many years of failed Republican management resulting in a humanitarian disaster in Texas following historic winter climate, President Joe Biden authorized extra federal emergency assets on Saturday to assist thousands and thousands of individuals within the state who need assistance recovering from the catastrophe.

In an announcement launched Saturday, the White Home stated, “Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared {that a} main catastrophe exists within the State of Texas and ordered federal help to complement state and native restoration efforts within the areas affected by extreme winter storms starting on February 11, 2021, and persevering with.”

With Biden’s motion, federal funding might be obtainable to assist Texans dwelling in dozens of counties which were affected by the storm.

Extra from the White House statement:

Help can embrace grants for non permanent housing and residential repairs, low-cost loans to cowl uninsured property losses, and different packages to assist people and enterprise homeowners get well from the consequences of the catastrophe.

Federal funding can be obtainable to state and eligible native governments and sure non-public nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing foundation for emergency protecting measures and hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Biden already authorized an emergency declaration for Texas final weekend, however CNN reports that this new motion “would permit the Federal Emergency Administration Company to supply extra assets and help, together with, for instance, supplementing insurance coverage to assist people with uncovered prices or different prices to make houses liveable.”

The president is planning to visit Texas next week if his journey doesn’t put a pressure on native assets.

GOP management utterly failed Texas

What occurred in Texas this week ought to serve as a warning to the remainder of America that the GOP insurance policies of deregulation and local weather denial can have lethal penalties.

As I wrote on Thursday, Republican officers in Texas – like Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott – care extra about catering to the MAGA base on Fox Information than they do about serving to their constituents.

It’s why Cruz rushed to do an interview on Sean Hannity after his Cancun controversy, as an alternative of rolling up his sleeves and serving to get the lights on and the water working in his state.

Republican management utterly failed Texas this week, and Joe Biden is stepping in to scrub up the mess.

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