Trump calls for release of $ 7.85 billion for Harvey

A request was sent to the US Congress to release a first aid to finance the reconstruction after the storm.

A first aid for the victims of Harvey. US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to unblock $ 7.85 billion (6.6 billion euros) to finance the reconstruction of storm-hit areas in the southern United States, White House Friday, September 1.

This request was sent by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to Republican Speaker Paul Ryan of the House of Representatives.

To meet the victims on Saturday

Trump is expected Saturday in Houston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana for a visit to the disaster areas where hundreds of thousands of people are gradually returning to homes devastated by the storm. The president will see the extent of the damage – some argue the figure of $ 140 billion .

“Texas is rapidly recovering thanks to all the remarkable men and women who have worked so hard. But so much remains to be done, “ he tweeted Friday.

The storm that has now largely dissipated, leaving room for a “tropical depression,” according to the National Hurricane Center , killed at least 42 people.


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