A massive relief package from President Donald Trump is expected to hit Texas with $5 billion in aid this week.
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The package includes $1.6 billion in emergency funding, $1 billion in disaster relief for flood-affected areas, $500 million in loans for communities, $800 million in disaster loan guarantees for rural areas, and $2 billion in loan guarantees to state and local governments.
The Trump administration announced the assistance in a tweet Saturday.
It comes on the heels of the president’s request for $3.6 trillion in emergency spending over 10 years.
The package includes the largest amount of emergency aid ever requested by a sitting president in U.S. history, with $2.3 trillion for the first five years.
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“As Texas continues to recover from this disaster, we’re grateful to President Trump for providing a huge aid package that will give Texas the resources it needs to make a lasting recovery,” Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott said in a statement.
“The Trump Administration is doing everything it can to help Texans recover and rebuild.”
In addition to the $1 million in emergency aid, the $500,000 loan guarantee, $700,000 in disaster aid for communities in Texas, $300,000 for loans to state governments, and a $50,000 flood insurance program for rural Texas, the president also announced $500 for Texas to build and maintain a new facility to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey.
The $5,000 disaster relief aid was included in the $10 billion package approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The president also signed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance, which provides $5 million to assist states with the rebuilding and rebuilding of communities affected by the storm.
The administration announced $1,300 million for relief projects and recovery in Puerto Rico and Texas and $200 million to rebuild levees damaged by Hurricane Harvey, and pledged $500 in loans to the states and localities that are struggling with their flooding problems.
The White House also announced a $1 trillion, 10-year package of emergency funding that includes $2 trillion in aid to address the needs of Americans affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as $1 tranche of additional relief to states and communities in the wake of the hurricane.