WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement that Texas will receive $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for unmet needs and mitigation efforts following Hurricane Harvey and previous flood events. This funding was provided through the $89.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed by Congress in February. In total, HUD has awarded over $10 billion in CDBG-DR grants to Texas since Hurricane Harvey.
“Though many Texans remain displaced from their homes and others face the monumental task of rebuilding, we’ve seen Texans stand strong,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am proud of the work that John Cornyn and I were able to do in the Senate to provide the state of Texas the additional resources it needs for mitigation projects. These funds will go a long way in meeting the needs of Texans who are continuing to rebuild, and I applaud the Administration and Secretary Carson for their commitment to seeing the Lone Star State through to recovery.”