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    President BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma on Thursday, freeing up more federal resources for 16 counties in the state that were impacted by the recent severe winter weather. The declaration opens up additional federal funding for the Oklahoma counties of Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Hughes, Jefferson, Le Flore, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Stephens, Tulsa, and Wagoner, the White House said.  Individuals and business in these counties will be able to receive grants for temporary housing or repairs, low-cost loans to cover damage to uninsured property and other assistance, according...
    President Biden could travel to Texas "as soon as this week" to review the damage from the devastating power outages and freezing temperatures there, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Sunday. Psaki said the president has been getting constant updates from his Federal Emergency Management Agency chief and is "eager" to show his support for the Lone Star State. WARMER TEMPERATURES BRING WELCOME RELIEF TO TEXAS AND SOUTHERN STATES AS RECOVERY BEGINS "But he’s also very mindful of the fact that it’s not a light footprint for a president to travel to a disaster area. He does not want to take away resources or attention," Psaki said on ABC News’ "This Week." Video"And we’re going to do that at an appropriate time in coordination with people on the ground. Could be as soon as this week," she said. Biden signed a major disaster declaration on Saturday that unlocked federal funds for residents of weather-ravaged Texas. But...
    President Biden could travel to Texas “as soon as this week” to review the damage from the devastating power outages and freezing temperatures there, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Sunday. Psaki said the president has been getting constant updates from his Federal Emergency Management Agency chief and is “eager” to show his support for the Lone Star State. “But he’s also very mindful of the fact that it’s not a light footprint for a president to travel to a disaster area. He does not want to take away resources or attention​,” Psaki said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “​And we’re going to do that at an appropriate time in coordination with people on the ground​. C​ould be as soon as this week​,” she said.​ Biden signed a major disaster declaration on Saturday that unlocked federal funds for residents of weather-ravaged Texas. But ABC’s Jon Karl noted that Texas Gov. Greg...
    President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration in the state of Texas and provided federal aid to support state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the winter storms. By Miamimundo / telemundo51 Federal assistance can include grants for 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. The White House announced this Saturday in a statement that the president adopted the decision on Friday, which immediately makes federal resources available to more than 70 counties. The counties included in the return are: Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda,...
    Texas has faced several snowstorms since February 11 and freezing temperatures unusual for the state. LUS President Joe Biden has approved a statement recognizing a major disaster in Texas, the White House said. This declaration paves the way for additional aid from the American federal state in favor of the southern state of the country, faced with an exceptional cold wave. Texas has faced several snowstorms since February 11 and freezing temperatures unusual for the state. Thanks to the recognition of a major disaster, victims of bad weather will be able to benefit from rehousing solutions, advantageous loans or repairs to damage to homes. The winter conditions in the “Lone Star State” also caused power cuts – up to four million people were deprived of it – and disrupted access to running water, pipes having been cut by frost. . The cold snap killed dozens of people across...
    Miami : The president of the United States, Joe Biden, approved this Saturday a major disaster declaration for Texas, unlocking more federal resources to help the state, after the winter storms that have left almost fifty dead and millions of residents without access to services of water and electricity. “Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that there is a major disaster in the state of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on Sept. 11. February 2021 and continuing, ”the White House announced in a written statement. By last weekend, Biden had already approved an emergency declaration for the state, but the upgrade to the “higher” rating would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide more resources and assistance. This includes, for example, supplemental insurance to help people with uncovered costs or other...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas, unlocking more federal resources to assist the state struggling to recover from deadly winter storms."Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing," the White House said in a statement Saturday.The President's approval allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide more resources and assistance, including grants for temporary housing and repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help communities recover. The White House has been proactive in responding to the crisis, with the President having already approved an emergency declaration for the state last weekend. On Friday, Biden told reporters that he plans to travel to the state of...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas which has suffered widespread power blackouts and water shortages during a deadly deep freeze, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. Millions of residents in the United States' biggest oil and gas producer have dealt with power outages, and nearly half of Texas' residents on Friday had to endure disrupted water service. Nearly two dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm and a frigid snap. The action makes federal funding available to individuals across the state, including assistance for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans. Biden is also weighing a trip to Texas to survey the federal response to the first new crisis to develop since he took office a month ago. The White House is working closely with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican who did not initially acknowledge Biden's November...
    President Joe Biden said he will sign the major disaster declaration that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requested in the wake of the winter storm that paralyzed the power grid and impacted the water supply throughout the state.With the major disaster direction, the president is directing Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense to identify any other resources they can provide to help the needs of Texans, in addition to the help that FEMA has already provided.The major disaster declaration is separate from the emergency declaration he signed ahead of the storm this past Sunday.Biden also said on Friday that he'll make good on a planned visit to Texas as long as he isn't a burden to the crews on the ground."I had planned on being in Texas the middle of next week, but what I don't want to be...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — President Joe Biden says he is making a major disaster declaration for Texas that will clear the way for more federal resources, and plans to visit the state at a time when he won’t be interfering with the disaster response. The disaster declaration will unlock more Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources for Texas. The president said he’ll sign the declaration Friday, after he signed an emergency declaration for the state five days ago. READ MORE: ERCOT Ends Emergency Conditions, CEO Bill Magness Defends Decision To Protect The Grid #BREAKING @POTUS @JoeBiden says he will sign major disaster declaration for Texas possibly as soon as this afternoon. The President also said he wants to visit Texas and was thinking of doing so next week but he doesn’t want his visit to be a burden. “I plan on going.” @CBSDFW — Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) February 19, 2021...
    President Joe Biden says he is making a major disaster declaration for Texas that will clear the way for more federal resources, and plans to visit the state at a time when he won't be interfering with the disaster response.  The disaster declaration will unlock more Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources for Texas. The president said he'll sign the declaration Friday, after he signed an emergency declaration for the state five days ago. The president also said he plans to visit Texas, but wants to wait until his presence won't be a burden or hinder the disaster relief response.  "I plan on going," Mr. Biden said of a possible trip to Texas, adding that he'll wait on the timing and doesn't want to be a "burden" during the ongoing relief efforts.  Texas is under a state of emergency after a winter storm cut off power and created water...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump Administration on Saturday approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana, making federal assistance available to supplement state and local recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta. President Donald Trump's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes. Assistance can include grants for 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 storm which ravaged the state from Oct. 6 through Oct. 10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release. Federal funding is also available to the state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the hurricane in those parishes. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can...
    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — The federal government has approved Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request for help following two major Southern California wildfires, just one day after it was announced that the request would be denied. On Friday morning, Newsom tweeted that the state would be appealing the federal government’s decision to deny its request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to the wildfires and support impacted residents in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Diego and Siskiyou counties. A few hours later, the governor issued another tweet stating that President Trump had decided to grant the request. Just got off phone with @realDonaldTrump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request. Grateful for his quick response. https://t.co/rF7VFqSENl — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 16, 2020 “Just got off the phone with President Trump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request. Grateful for his quick response,”...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday afternoon tweeted that he had spoken to President Donald Trump on the phone and gotten approval for California’s Major Disaster Declaration request. “Grateful for his quick response,” Newsom said in the tweet. Just got off phone with @realDonaldTrump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request. Grateful for his quick response. https://t.co/rF7VFqSENl — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 16, 2020 Several hours earlier, Newsom had tweeted a link to the New York Times story about the Trump administration refusing the state’s request and said California would appeal the decision. The news surfaced Thursday evening that the Trump administration this week had rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege of deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state. Newsom formally submitted a letter to the White House on...
    Hurricane Laura’s death toll rose to at least 10 on Friday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced. Neighborhoods in Lousiana remained inundated Friday after the Category 4 storm with devastating 150 mph winds tore through communities near the Louisiana-Texas border beginning in the early hours Thursday. Five of the ten deaths reported in Louisiana were traced to the indoor use of portable power generators without proper ventilation, Edwards said Friday. “Gas-powered generators produce an exhaust of carbon monoxide, which is odorless and colorless. Inhaling it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation or death,” the governor warned on Twitter. “Opening windows or doors or using fans will not prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide.” Edwards said another four people died when trees fell on their homes. And another man drowned after the boat he was on sank, WWNO reports. Laura was the fifth strongest storm make landfall in US history,...
    Hurricane Laura’s death toll rose to at least 10 on Friday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced. Neighborhoods in Lousiana remained inundated Friday after the Category 4 storm with devastating 150 mph winds tore through communities near the Louisiana-Texas border beginning in the early hours Thursday. Five of the ten deaths reported in Louisiana were traced to the indoor use of portable power generators without proper ventilation, Edwards said Friday. “Gas-powered generators produce an exhaust of carbon monoxide, which is odorless and colorless. Inhaling it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation or death,” the governor warned on Twitter. “Opening windows or doors or using fans will not prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide.” Edwards said another four people died when trees fell on their homes. And another man drowned after the boat he was on sank, WWNO reports. Laura was the fifth strongest storm make landfall in US history, according...
    VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom toured miles of charred hills and burned out homes Saturday, getting a first-hand look at the devastation left behind by wildfires that have burned nearly 700,000 acres in the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way, Newsom thanked President Donald Trump for his partnership and for granting the state’s request for a major disaster declaration. “If you don’t believe in climate change, come to California” Newsom tweeted. This is from today. And is just a small part of the nearly 600 fires we are battling this week.” Quick snapshot of the view from the ground of the SCU Lightning Complex damage. ???? pic.twitter.com/NEdqzJVdm0 — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 23, 2020 The governor started his morning with a stop at World Central Kitchen’s set up in Vacaville. The nonprofit is helping to feed firefighters, first responders, and residents impacted by the evacuations. He...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Firefighters in California were racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes as weekend weather threatened to spark new fires and overwhelm the state’s firefighting ability. Responding to the emergency, President Donald Trump issued on Saturday a major disaster declaration to provide federal assistance. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement that the declaration will also help people in counties affected by the fires with crisis counseling, housing and other social services. Two clusters of wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area broke old records to become the second- and third-largest wildfires in recent state history by size. Light winds, cooler and more humid nighttime weather helped fire crews make a bit of progress, but their efforts could be hurt by warm, dry weather, erratic wind gusts and lightning in the forecast, state...
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