White House: Donald Trump Personally Pledging $1 Million To Help Hurricane Victims

No Mention of the Victims, But 'What a Turnout!' Trump Declares in Texas

Harvey's impact is so big the White House plans to push for two disaster relief packages.

"He is pledging one million dollars of personal money to the fund", Sanders told reporters at a White House briefing.

A senior House Republican, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deliberations were private, disclosed the approach.

Administration officials are defending the president's proposal to cut federal emergency funds even as the southern state of Texas struggles with the aftermath of the worst flooding in its history.

Friday's letter, addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said that the requested amount of $7.8 billion "would enable the affected States to address disaster response and immediate recovery needs in the areas most affected by Hurricane Harvey", including "life-saving response and recovery missions" and "addressing housing fix costs unmet by insurance; and provide low-interest loans to businesses and homeowners".

President Donald Trump may visit the Harvey-ravaged Houston area Saturday.

Swing and a miss! Wyoming punter completely misses a kick versus Iowa
Wyoming scored 35.9 points per game and averaged 436.1 yards per game of total offense en route to eight wins last season. In their matchup against Iowa, Wyoming freshman punter Tim Zaleski was brought into the game for one of his seven punts.

The president traveled to Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday.

The Trump administration is trying to assure victims of Harvey living in the country illegally that they will not be targeted as they try to access emergency services - as long as they haven't committed other crimes.

Experts also say that floodwater samples from Houston show E.coli levels that are 125 times higher than is considered safe for swimming.

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Congress for an initial $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the White House budget director said on Friday, adding that failure to raise the budget ceiling may hinder disaster relief spending.

However, the has also been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires. And it may be split among several groups doing relief work in storm-ravaged areas of Texas and Louisiana.

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