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.
#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
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.