Sen. Cornyn Statement On White House Denial Of Texas’ Disaster Declaration Request
by John Cornyn on May 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM
Today, I issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s denial of Governor Rick Perry’s request for a federal disaster declaration for Texas. Senator and Hutchison and I have written twice in the past month to the Administration urging them to honor the Governor’s request.
When nearly 7,000 individual wildfires burn through more than 2.2. million acres, result in loss of life, and destroy homes, businesses, farms and ranches across the state, it’s hard to understand how these conditions don’t spell ‘disaster’ for this Administration. We’ve yet to enter the hottest months of the year and already wildfires have wreaked havoc in Texas – yet our state has not received sufficient federal disaster aid. I will not stop fighting until Texas receives its due attention from President Obama and his Administration.