Granger Joins Effort Calling on President Biden to Expedite Aid for Texas
by Kay Granger on February 22, 2021 at 7:32 AM
As the Lead House Appropriations Republican, I joined Texas Congressional Leaders Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Representative McCaul (TX-10), the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, in sending a letter to President Biden requesting the immediate approval of Governor Greg Abbott’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas.
“As you know, the State of Texas has experienced an unprecedented winter storm that has crippled the state’s infrastructure and has left millions without basic needs," we said. “Additionally, our hospital systems and first responders, who are already dealing with a labor shortages due to COVID-19, lost power and water which has made a challenging situation much more difficult.”
"A Major Disaster Declaration will allow for more federal dollars and critical resources to flow into our state. Specifically, this declaration will enable individuals to receive direct assistance and deliver long-term support to communities as they recover. We respectfully request your quick consideration, approval, and execution of Governor Abbott’s Major Disaster Declaration request."
Additionally, last week I joined members of the Texas Republican Delegation in sending a letter a letter to Bill Magness, President and Chief Executive Officer of Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) seeking answers for the reason millions of Texans are without power during this winter weather emergency, what is being done to restore power, and how this will prevented in the future.