Mayor’s Press Release Regarding FEMA

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued this press release August 27, 2019. Download a copy below.


Date: 08/27/2019

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Mayor’s statement on White House taking away FEMA disaster relief funds

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s statement on the White House shifting FEMA
disaster relief funds to the expansion of migrant detention facilities and asylum hearing sites on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“This is ill-advised, especially when cities are still recovering from disasters and we find
ourselves in the midst of hurricane season. We simply don’t know what that future holds, but we do know that we need more money for disaster recovery, not less. Pulling money from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund will set back Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and break promises made, and policies implemented, to help Houstonians.”


Alan Bernstein
Director of Communications
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.943.9835
Mary Benton
Deputy Director of Communications
Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229
Tejal Patel
Deputy Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0808
Mobile: 832.459.9706

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