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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Passage of Disaster Relief Package

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of S. 585, legislation providing $36.5 billion of emergency disaster aid that passed the House of Representatives:

“From the hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to the wildfires that continue to blaze across California and other Western states, recent natural disasters have violently upended the lives of millions of Americans. In the wake of this widespread devastation, I’m relieved Congress approved supplemental aid for the ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts. Affected regions will need continued federal support in the months and years ahead, and we must not hesitate to provide those additional resources moving forward.”