Congressman Crenshaw Joins Governor Abbott, Senators Cruz and Cornyn and Fellow Texas Representatives In Asking President Trump to Protect Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dan Crenshaw, along with Governor Greg Abbott, Senators Cruz and Cornyn, and 19 others in the Texas delegation sent a letter to President Trump urging him to avoid ending the partial government shutdown by utilizing federal funding already appropriated for Hurricane Harvey relief.

“We strongly support securing the border with additional federal resources including tactical infrastructure, technology, ports of entry improvements and personnel,” they wrote. “However, we are strongly opposed to using funds appropriated by Congress for disaster relief and mitigation for Texas for any unintended purpose.  As Texans continue to rebuild and prepare for future disasters, these funds, appropriated by Congress to be spent directly on rebuilding and mitigation, are critical to helping our communities recover, preventing future flooding and protecting our constituents.”

Additional cosigners include U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (TX-10), Randy Weber (TX-14), Will Hurd (TX-23), Kevin Brady (TX-8), Pete Olson (TX-22), Lance Gooden (TX-5), Brian Babin (TX-36), Kenny Marchant (TX-24), Bill Flores (TX-17), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7), Michael Conaway (TX-11), Roger Williams (TX-25), Kay Granger (TX-12), John Carter (TX-31), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Filemon Vela (TX-34), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29).

Read the full letter here.