Biden pledges support for Texas amid recovery from winter storm
Added 02-26-21 06:58:02pm EST - “President Biden spent Friday in Texas receiving a briefing on the recent winter storm and surveying a local food bank, pledging to help the state recover from the effects of harsh weather and power outages.” - Thehill.com
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President BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE spent Friday in Texas receiving a briefing on the recent winter storm and surveying a local food bank, pledging to help the state recover from the effects of harsh weather and power outages.
"Our prayers are with you in the aftermath of this winter storm," Biden said in remarks at NRG Stadium in Houston. "We will be true partners to help you recovery and rebuild from these storms and this pandemic and this economic crisis. We are in for the long haul."
Biden spent most of the day with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and was briefed on ongoing recovery efforts at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center. Biden was told of ongoing efforts to repair water systems in Harris County, where 57,000 residents remain under boil water notices.
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