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Trump Seeks $7.85 Billion for Harvey, Action on Debt Limit

  • White House suggests tying storm aid to borrowing authority
  • President is traveling in Texas, Louisiana to offer support
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How Harvey Impacts the Debt Ceiling Debate in Washington

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President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged Texas Saturday saying he hopes for a “quick process” getting Congress to approve almost $8 billion in initial Hurricane Harvey relief despite concerns that some Republicans will balk at suggestions it be tied to lifting the federal debt ceiling.

"We’re signing a lot of documents now to get money into your state,” Trump told reporters at the emergency shelter in the NRG Center in Houston, where he stopped by a lunch line for people displaced by the massive flooding. “We signed it and now it’s going through a very quick process.”