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  • Culberson and Abbott Push for Presidential Waiver to Help Harvey Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after Governor Abbott submitted a request to waive the current ban on duplication of benefits that prevents those who accepted a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan from receiving Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funding later. “I thank Governor Abbott for swiftly acting on my request to submit this waiver to help th... Read more

  • FEMA Reforms, FAA Reauthorization Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2018 & the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, into law. The House passed this bipartisan bill by a vote of 398-23 on September 26 and the Senate passed it by a vote of 93-6 on October 3. “This bill becoming law is a giant step forwa... Read more

  • Culberson Votes to Reform FEMA, Reauthorize FAA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations (CJS), released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2018 & the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. “Passage of this bill is a giant step forward to continue making Houston, and every other community across the nation, more resilient to future natural disasters. Reforming the Stafford Act and putting ... Read more

  • Culberson Issues Statement on Minibus Appropriations Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Defense, Veterans, Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after the House passed the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019. “This package includes funding for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood and storm damage reduction projects, including nearly $12 million for construction and over $3.3 mi... Read more

  • Culberson Praises Department of Education’s Federal Aid for Houston Institutions of Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Recently, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced more than $63 million in new federal assistance for 47 institutions of higher education under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education program. The program provides funding to institutions and their students in areas directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria or the 2017 California wildfires. “I thank the Department of Education for this federal support, and I’m pleased the West Loo... Read more

  • Culberson, Gene Green Joint Statement on FEMA’s Refusal to Extend NFIP Deadline for Harvey Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Culberson (TX-07) and Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement after FEMA announced that it will not extend the National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Claim deadline. “We are disappointed that FEMA is treating Harvey survivors differently than disaster survivors in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Harvey survivors were given one year less than the survivors of Superstorm Sandy and six months less than the survivors... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Federal money can help build a stronger, more resilient Houston
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Originally Published in the Houston Business Journal One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The devastating floods that followed that rain have become synonymous with Harvey. While Houston was experiencing its worst, we saw the best of our Texan spirit. The nation saw our neighborhoods, communities, city, county and state b... Read more

  • Culberson Praises Department of Education’s Federal Aid for Displaced Texas Students After Harvey
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today issued the following statement praising the Department of Education’s announcement of $174.2 million in federal funds going to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program provides $359.8 million in federal funds to 20 states, assisting the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the 2017 California wildfire... Read more

  • Culberson and Green Urge FEMA to Extend NFIP Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Culberson (TX-07) and Gene Green (TX-29) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long urging him to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) deadline to submit proof of loss for claims resulting from Hurricane Harvey by an additional six months. “As the only appropriator from Southeast Texas, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and the only Texas Republican that voted for the Hurricane San... Read more

  • Culberson Welcomes Perry to Houston’s Energy Corridor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Flooding

    HOUSTON— Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today visited EnerVest, Ltd. to participate in a roundtable with senior executives from various oil and gas companies. Following the roundtable, Rep. Culberson and Sec. Perry toured BP Energy’s U.S. headquarters in the Energy Corridor to see how the company is rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey and preparing for future storms. Congressman Culberson released a statement following the day’s events. “The west side o... Read more

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