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Houston Matters

Potential Budget Deal Could Include $90 Billion In Harvey Relief

Jim Blackburn from Rice University tells Houston Matters about his concerns regarding the funding, including transparency and where future money will be spent.


Debris is piled outside in Harvey’s aftermath.

Congressional lawmakers are considering a budget deal that includes nearly $90 billion in disaster relief. Texas lawmakers say it would boost Harvey recovery efforts. But other funding challenges could still lie ahead.

We talk with Jim Blackburn with Rice University about his concerns — one being transparency, not only for this money but also regarding where future money will be spent.