WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the flooding and destruction in Texas from Hurricane Harvey:
"I am heartbroken by the scenes of flooding and destruction in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey and by the painful effect this storm has had on lives, health, and families' homes. Our nation stands as one in facing this crisis, and Congress must act in a unified way to ensure that officials have all the tools they need to conduct search and rescue, treat the injured, and help communities rebuild. I thank first responders, volunteers, and others who are assisting those in need, and my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones and with all those who now still face danger or displacement. I say to them: you are not alone; we are with you in this hour of danger and need."