Houston Chronicle: At last, Congress directs Trump administration to release billions in Harvey relief [Editorial]

When Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush began raising hell with the
administration over the delays early this year, folks at Housing and Urban Development, which administers the funds, and the Office of Management of Budget, which approves all new rules, seemed anything but fazed. At that time, aides to both Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John Cornyn told the editorial board that they had also been hammering at the administration to add a sense of urgency. None of that got far.
 
Many of Houston’s pending projects will result in lowered flood risk for homes and businesses that will no longer be considered in the floodway.

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