Biden Declares Major Disaster in Texas Following Deep FreezeEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas after a brutal cold snap and frozen infrastructure brought days of power and water shortages for residents across the state. The White House announced on Saturday that the president has also ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts to assist those affected. Types of assistance include¬†temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott requested the declaration and assistance on Thursday. The Texas governor said in a statement that Biden’s action only “partially” assists individuals in the state as Biden had only approved “individual assistance” for 77 counties instead of the 254 counties requested by Abbott. Biden’s declaration does however provide federal funding on the grounds of “public assistance,” which is …Read More

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