Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement on Hurricane Harvey

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

DALLAS, TX – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released a statement on the continuing tragedy and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey:

“I am deeply saddened by the flooding and destruction overtaking homes, businesses, and streets as individuals and families pursue safety,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I commend the first responders, our military, brave citizens who have volunteered, and medical personnel who are dedicating their time to assist in rescue efforts and providing care and comfort to those in need. I am always moved to see people coming together to help their neighbors in hard times like this. I extend my condolences and hope to those who have lost everything and my full support of the efforts being made to provide safety and rescue to those in danger.”

“As a native Texan, a Member of Congress, a family member and friend to those who have been displaced in the Houston area, I want my fellow Texans to know we are resilient and will overcome this tragedy. There is hope for a better tomorrow and you have my support for legislation that will allow you a future and to rebuild your communities. When Congress reconvenes in September, there will be a tight deadline to pass legislation ensuring affordable flood insurance provided through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is imperative that we not place the lives of thousands at a standstill and that they be able to have the resources needed to rebuild.”