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Harvey Recovery Czar Faces Limits To 'Future-Proofing' TexasThe man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.
Trump Signs $15.3 Billion Harvey Aid PackageThe bill also extends America's borrowing authority and funds the government through December 8.
Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B 'Rainy Day' Fund After HarveyRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott has said the costs of Harvey could exceed more than $150 billion.
House Sends $15B Harvey Aid Bill, Debt Hike To Trump To SignThe House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump.
Governor Launches Commission To Rebuild TexasThe Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas will oversee the rebuilding of Texas schools, roads, bridges and government buildings hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
Former US Presidents Launch Hurricane Relief EffortAll five living former American presidents have joined together to issue the “One America Appeal” to ask their fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey.
Veteran Texas Democrat To Head Harvey Rebuilding EffortJohn Sharp is chancellor of Texas A&M University and doesn't plan to leave that job while heading the new Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas.
House Rushes To Vote $7.9 Billion For Harvey ReliefPolitics quickly intruded, as Democratic and Republican leaders disagreed on how to pay for the funding.
Immigration Challenge From Trump Puts Congress On The SpotPresident Donald Trump's announcement on immigration has Congress staring down an election-year deadline on an issue that bitterly divides the president's own party. And it has painfully eluded lawmakers time and again.
Suspicious Substance Sent To U.S. Rep. Sessions' Dallas OfficeAuthorities have not identified the substance. No one was hurt.
Texas AG Seeks Swift Reversal Of Blocked 'Sanctuary Cities' LawIn a filing Tuesday, Ken Paxton requested expedited consideration and a ruling from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court within two days.
Mnuchin: Congress Should Tie Harvey Aid To Debt Limit BillCongress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need.

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