By Rachel Bade (Politico) –
Republican House members from Texas and Louisiana are pressing congressional leaders and top Trump administration officials for immediate federal funding to recover Hurricane Harvey, multiple Hill sources told POLITICO.
During a Wednesday afternoon call organized by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), lawmakers from the two states asked GOP leaders to pass a short-term funding bill in early September to bolster the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
No dollar figures were discussed. But the members on the call — which also included Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, FEMA and Department of Homeland Security officials and top House appropriators — urged leadership to make a relief down payment soon, then return to approve more money later this fall.