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  • we will be true partners to help you recover and rebuild from the storms and this pandemic and the economic crisis we're in for the long haul.

  • President Joe Biden and the first lady were in Houston, Texas Friday, days after the president issued a major disaster declaration to free up funds for the state as it grapples with the damage left by a powerful winter storm.

  • Biden met with Republican Governor Greg Abbott, spoke with volunteers at a Houston food bank and workers at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center in Houston.

  • You're saving people's lives and doing my mother would say, Sure, you're doing God's work.

  • Biden's Friday visit comes as Texas works to recover from a severe February storm that killed at least two dozen people, cause serious damage to homes and businesses, and left millions without power or clean water for days.

  • The president was told that scores of people still don't have clean water.

  • We still have multiple water utility districts that are still repairing their systems today, and 107,000 residents still have to boil their water.

  • Last week, about as FEMA and Biden to issue a major disaster declaration for all of the states 254 counties.

  • Biden initially signed off on a declaration for 77 counties, which Abbott said was not enough.

  • Biden added 31 more on Monday and signaled he was open to increasing the number.

  • When a crisis hits our states like the one to hit Texas, it's not a Republican or Democrat is hurting.

  • It's our fellow Americans are hurting and it's our job to help everyone in need.

  • The state's Republican leaders have come under fire for not heeding warnings that its power grid needed significant upgrades to defend against deep freezes like the one in mid February.

  • While Biden did not get into laying blame Friday, his deputy national security adviser did fault the Texas government for for going energy regulation that could have left it better prepared.

we will be true partners to help you recover and rebuild from the storms and this pandemic and the economic crisis we're in for the long haul.

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Biden in Texas to survey storm recovery efforts

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/27
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