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Hurricane Harvey Offers a Great Excuse to Raise the Debt Ceiling - Newsweek

This article first appeared on Dorf on Law. On Tuesday, President Trump and the First Lady went to Texas to survey the damage caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. Although the Trumps were widely mocked for their dubious attire, and Trump's ...and more »

Trump sends Harvey aid request to Congress - KVOA Tucson News

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers a $7.9 billion request for an initial down payment for Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling ...and more »

Trump has pledged $1 million to Harvey relief, White House says - CNBC

President Donald Trump has pledged $1 million of his own money to Harvey relief efforts, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday. She said Trump has not decided which organization he will donate to.and more »

White House to Ask for $14.5 Billion Down Payment for Harvey Relief - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress for more than $14 billion as a down payment on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, sending Republican leaders a request late Friday for $7.8 billion in immediate aid that will be quickly followed by a ...and more »

Receding waters reveal Harvey's devastation as death toll reaches 44 - The Guardian

Donald Trump pledges $1m in personal support to victims as rescue teams search for people still needing to be evacuated and brace for bodies. Rory Carroll in Houston, Tom Dart in Crosby and David Smith in Washington. Thu 31 Aug 2017 23.53 EDT First ...and more »

Trump administration seeking $7.85 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding - CNN

Washington (CNN) The Trump administration on Friday asked Congress for a higher-than-expected $7.85 billion as part of an initial request for funds in response to Hurricane Harvey, with an additional request expected by the end of this month. The ...and more »

White House vows quick action as Harvey aid estimates soar - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Estimates of the size of a Hurricane Harvey aid package for Texas and Louisiana rose on Thursday, with one proposal being drafted for $150 billion, while the White House promised to make a request for funding soon to Congress.and more »

Huckabee Sanders Slams 'Silly Polls' on Trump Disapproval: 'Weren't Much Use to Us in the Election' - Mediaite

During today's press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got feisty when she was asked about why President Trump's approval ratings remain so low. The monologue began after The Daily Caller's Alex Pfeiffer asked Sanders about a new Fox ...and more »

Trump could seek billions in Harvey recovery aid next week - Washington Post

President Trump could request a package of emergency funding to deal with the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey as soon as next week, a senior administration official said, reshuffling the political agenda as the White House scrambles to deal with ...and more »

Trump pledges $1 million for hurricane relief, White House says - Washington Post

President Trump is pledging to donate $1 million toward hurricane disaster relief in Texas and Louisiana, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, Sanders was asked ...and more »