Harvey Recuperation: What Beyond Federal Hurricane Useful Resource Tells Us

Here’s a dive into past federal hurricane aid and how Congress might react to this storm.
Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee called for a record-breaking $150 billion aid package on CNN on Tuesday.
Greg Abbott said he thinks the state will need “far in excess” of $125 billion in federal relief dollars.
President Donald Trump promised on Monday “you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress” about approving recovery dollars.
Story highlights The federal government has spent more than $200 billion in the last 15 years on reliefIt covered 72% of Katrina’s damages and 80% of Sandy’s damagesBefore Katrina, on average, federal aid made up only 17% of hurricane damageWashington (CNN) The recovery from Hurricane Harvey has soared to the top of the Capitol Hill to-do list.

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