hurricane relief

Cornyn calls on OMB to stop stalling release of Harvey relief funds

Thursday on the floor U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed an amendment he's filed to the disaster supplemental appropriations bill that will force the Office of Management and Budget to release funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts that have been held up for over a year.

Top Marine warns 'unplanned' tasks pose 'unacceptable risk'

The commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, has warned acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan that a series of "unplanned and unbudgeted" tasks -- including President Donald Trump's decisions to deploy Marines to the southern border and to reallocate a portion of the defense budget to pay for the construction of a border wall -- has imposed an "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency."