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Visits local officials, discusses tax relief for storm victims in Rockport, Woodsboro and Refugio
BEAUMONT, Texas – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made several stops in the Corpus Christi areas, visiting with local officials and community leaders in Rockport and Woodsboro, where Sen. Cruz discussed his recently signed bill to provide significant tax relief to Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Later, Sen. Cruz joined Governor Greg Abbott in Refugio, where they received a briefing on storm recovery efforts.
Several media outlets covered Sen. Cruz’s visits along the Gulf Coast. Selected news coverage is below:
Corpus Christi Caller Times: Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz visit cities affected by Hurricane Harvey
“Today we’re doing what we have been doing every day since this storm,” Sen. Cruz said. “Which is being in the community, listening to the people that have been hurt by this storm and doing everything we can to mobilize and expedite federal resources, state resources so that Texans get help we need.”
“Governor Greg Abbott and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz met with Refugio county officials at the Refugio County Community Center on Monday. The governor and senator met with local officials and state representatives for a briefing on how storm recovery efforts are going after Hurricane Harvey. Sen. Cruz told the group that the goal of the meeting was to better connect local leaders with federal resources. […] “This storm has been a devastating storm,” said Sen. Cruz. “Texas is hurting. The entire Gulf Coast from Corpus to Louisiana is hurting, but our state is also coming together. We are coming together powerfully. We are standing together as one. We’re seeing local officials and county officials in the state and federal government operating as one. One of the things that’s been very encouraging, is there is very significant relief from the federal government that is moving forward.
“Senator Ted Cruz visited the area today. He says Congress has taken stops to fund the housing needs. Right now, he says $15 billion has been passed into law. More than half of that will be used for housing. ‘We’re working closely with Governor Abbott and the state in preparing the state’s disaster relief request,” Sen. Cruz said. “And indeed, I just joined with Governor Abbott and John Cornyn and virtually every member of the Texas delegation, both Democrats and Republicans – we just joined in a letter to the Congressional Appropriators asking for an additional $18.7 billion to be appropriated to the state of Texas.’