Pelosi Statement on Hurricane Harvey


San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the tragic and unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey:

 
“The American people send our thoughts and prayers to the families and communities impacted by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.  The courage of the first responders and everyday Americans who have come to their aid inspires us, and reminds us our nation’s best qualities: our compassion, our generosity and our unity in the face of national tragedy.

“Republicans must be ready to join Democrats in passing a timely relief bill that makes all necessary resources available through emergency spending.  With the National Flood Insurance Program expiring at the end of September, House Republicans must also move swiftly to ensure that affordable flood insurance continues to be available to communities across our country.

“American families deserve to know that their government will be there for them when disaster strikes, without question and without hesitation.  Democrats will stand by the families whose lives have been upended by this devastation, and will fight to help our communities bounce back stronger than ever.”