Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Community Development Funding and Disaster Recovery
Washington, DC, July 15, 2021
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations virtual hearing entitled, “CDBG Disaster Recovery: States, Cities, and Denials of Funding.”
Thank you so very much, Chair Green. The disaster mitigation funding Congress has appropriated to Texas since 2018 was meant to finance infrastructure projects that would protect the most vulnerable communities from future disasters. Yet Texas awarded none of this money to Houston, which suffered the lion’s share of the damage from Hurricane Harvey.