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A Harvey recovery bill finally lands...
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(Thumbs up) Finally! Wonders of wonders, miracles of miracles, Houston actually has a Hurricane Harvey recovery bill. The $90 billion disaster aid package made its way through the Senate after surviving what Politico called "the dumbest shutdown ever" (more on that below). In this political day and age there's only one rational way to celebrate this accomplishment - a parade. We're thinking U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. John Culberson on a tiki-style float down Buffalo Bayou. You know, they actually did stuff like that to celebrate federal funding for the Port of Houston. Culberson worked to transform the White House's F-minus Harvey bill into a passing grade and Cornyn ushered it through the Senate. Now here's the next step: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Mayor Sylvester Turner have requested $200 million in state funds for flood prevention infrastructure.
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