FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ‘s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,365,400 to the San Antonio River Authority for flood prevention, mitigation and protection. As a member of the House...
San Antonio's population is growing more quickly than that of any other city in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It's imperative that...
I recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s...
I issued the following statement commending the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for changing its policy to ensure houses of worship are now eligible for federal disaster relief assistance.
Yesterday I joined Governor Greg Abbott, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, and local officials for a briefing at the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Corpus Christi. Following...
With our extensive bayou system and the Gulf Coast located just a half hour from our great city, Houstonians know the importance of having flood insurance to protect their property. The number and costs of claims for storm...
Like most of you, I was very disgusted to learn that last week Obama’s Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down Governor Perry’s request for emergency aid for the devastated town of West. We shouldn't have been...
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Texas currently has 166,475 acres on fire. Twenty-four new fires were reported on Sunday, 9-11-11. The two largest wildfires are the Bastrop and Magnolia/ Tri-County fires. Both are currently burning and authorities expect...
I praised the work from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to include $30 million of federal funding to reimburse communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
Gene Green (TX-29) and I released the following statement after FEMA announced that it will not extend the National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Claim deadline. 
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and I penned an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle highlighting the major need to upgrade the regulations that govern disaster relief, and to reform the Stafford Act so that FEMA wil...
Many Houston residents have lost their homes or suffered flood damage as a result of Harvey. If you are a victim of the recent flooding in Harris County, resources are available to you. As always, should you need assistance...
My thoughts and prayers are with all North Texas families who have been affected by the tornadoes last weekend. On Monday I met with the mayors of Garland and Rowlett, Mayor Doug Athas and Mayor Todd Gottel, to get an update...
I voted, along with House Republicans, to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is fully funded to assist states and communities across the country in the event of an emergency. The House of...
 There is good news for Gulf Coast citizens who required, requested and received FEMA disaster assistance following Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Ike and other natural disasters since late...
 

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