Trump Administration Seeking $7.85 Billion 'Down Payment' on Disaster Funding

No Mention of the Victims, But 'What a Turnout!' Trump Declares in Texas

No Mention of the Victims, But 'What a Turnout!' Trump Declares in Texas

Many areas of the state are still ravaged by floods, and Sanders is expected to discuss ongoing rescue operations, storm-draining efforts, and the Trump Administration's plan to rebuild from the devastation.

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the largest disaster the nation has faced, with recovery costs of $110 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Officials estimate Harvey damaged or destroyed 100,000 homes.

Texas governor Greg Abbott warned "the worst is not over yet" for the state, with flooding expected to persist for more than a week in some areas.

Figures of $50 billion to $80 billion were cited by Republican Representatives Pete Sessions of Texas and Leonard Lance of New Jersey on Fox Business Network. Republicans say that will change before a vote next week.

He will also go to Louisiana, which was hit by heavy rains associated with Harvey as well.

Officials fear that as floodwaters continue to recede in Texas, rescue workers will recover more bodies.

Florida State QB Deondre Francois out for the season
After an Alabama three-and-out, Florida State took over from its own 30-yard line with 55 seconds remaining in the second quarter. When Tide running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris tried to run up the middle, there was practically nowhere for them to go.

"We love the dreamers, we love everybody", Trump said, using a shorthand term for the almost 800,000 young people who were given a reprieve from deportation and temporary work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program created by the Obama administration.

House GOP leaders have signaled they are aiming to act fast on Harvey aid.

"I think the resilience of the people of Texas has been inspiring".

Sanders said the administration isn't focused on polling numbers but is instead aiming its resources toward addressing "actual problems the Americans are facing".

That left open the possibility that the aid package could be linked to a broad, short-term budget measure that must pass by October 1 to prevent a government shutdown.

Asked if there was still a chance of a shutdown, House tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady told Fox News Channel on Thursday, "We are going to keep this government open, we are going to pay our debts on time".

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