A senior administration official says President Donald Trump has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $5.9 billion package in Harvey recovery aid.
The White House hadn’t released any more details as of Friday afternoon.
Trump is expected to return to Texas on Saturday for his second visit since the Gulf region was battered by Harvey. There is no documentation of Trump getting outside the official bubble during his visit.
The president traveled to Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday.
The Houston Astros Major League Baseball team has promised $4 million for recovery, and the Texas Rangers baseball team has pledged at last $1 million.
Other celebrities have also been donating money to the victims in Texas after Kevin Hart pleaded with them.
Texas Store Sold Gas At $20 Per Gallon Following Hurricane Harvey
Maybe you’ve seen the pictures on the internet or on the news where a case of water is going for $19, $40, even $100. A breakdown of the complaints show that at least 202 of the complaints are related to service stations.
Hurricane Irma strengthens to category 2 storm in Atlantic
The forecast for Irma is very uncertain and the two most reliable models couldn’t be further apart in their forecasts. Irma is no immediate threat to land, but the West Indies need to be on alert, as do the rest of the Caribbean Island.
New York Air National Guard performs hundreds of Harvey rescues
Coast Guard helicopters, boats and crews from around the U.S. have been taking the lead on these airlift rescues. The video also shows several other rescues carried out by the 106th Rescue Wing crew, including other children.
But the New York Times said that while he has “a chance to reclaim the presidential high ground…many of those in the president’s orbit are anxious Mr. Trump will not be self-controlled enough to maximize the moment”.
President Donald Trump plans to donate $1 million of his personal funds to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the White House confirmed Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday.
Sanders says that the President told her to ask reporters at the briefing to suggest which organization his money should go to, because he hasn’t yet decided.
It’s estimated that at least 100,000 homes have been damaged by the storm and flooding.
Hurricane Harvey has been labelled one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in a decade.