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  President Trump Receives Tropical Storm Update in Austin  CSPAN  August 29, 2017 7:51pm-8:01pm EDT

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would be available for folks from louisiana. we have much more capacity for that in central and north louisiana, in munro, for example. we are not doing anything that would jeopardize our availability of shelter for louisiana citizens, but we are trying to be good neighbors to texas in understanding we have capacity, and they will likely have a need. we will make that available to the people in texas. thank you very much for being here. we anticipate having another unified command group meeting tomorrow at 11:00. it will be followed by another press conference. thank you. announcer: earlier this afternoon, president trump received a briefing on tropical storm harvey and toward and
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texas.ons center in he thanks to those who worked as the storm approaches landfall and pledged to continue support for texas and louisiana. this is 10 minutes. >> we are honored to have you here in the lone star state. i wish it were not under these circumstances. we are able to be where we are today in the aftermath of this catastrophic storm that we faced . there have really been to storms. a hurricane that turned into one of the most immense floods ever suffered by the u.s. people's lives have been on the line. i have been able to see firsthand your care and your compassion to the people of texas. for those who only get to see what happens on the frontlines, you need to know what happened behind the scenes. behind the scenes, the president has shown both care, compassion,
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and direction and commitment from the very beginning when the storm was still way out in the ocean. he helped texas get prepared, provided us every resource and tool that we needed so that we told have a plan to respond the catastrophe that was coming. then after the hurricane came on shore and after the flooding began in houston, we were in communication, either you and i almost every day, or you and myself and your cabinet members who have bent over backwards to assist us. fromhen on our flight corpus christi to austin, you can see his genuine compassion as we saw videos of what was with on in houston, texas the rising water and texans suffering. the president was heartbroken about what he saw and is
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committed to ensuring that texas will rebuild, because that's the american way. we take care of each other. we see that would texans helping texans, americans helping americans. mr. president, we are stronger, better, and that are because of your leadership from the beginning. [applause] pres. trump: i want to just say fantastic lane, did a job. nim,rom your standpoint, the whole group, and steve, the job they have done, number one, they like each other, very important. number two, irrespective each other. the job all of these groups have done getting along in terms of coordination has been really incredible and everyone is talking about it. is sad thing is this
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long-term, nobody has ever seen anything this long, and nobody has ever seen this much water. the wind was horrific, but the water has never been seen like this to the extent. it may be someday going to disappear. we keep waiting. congressman great here, and we appreciate you being here. we will be working with congress on helping the state of texas. lb a costly proposition, because again, probably ted cruz this year, senator, thank you. senator cornyn. be working with these characters over here. i think we will come through with the right solution. never beeny there's anything so expensive in our country's history. there has never been anything so historic in terms of damage and ferocity as what we witnessed with harvey. sounds like such an innocent name, right? it's not.
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i want to thank my people, ben carson is here from hud, and linda mcmahon from small business. , thiss not small business is big business. when you added up, you will be given many millions of dollars to help people. tom price, as you know, dr. tom price, you have your people in the field. you may say a couple words, then i will ask linda and ben then we get onto nim and brock. sec. price: thank you. as you said, this is historic. we had to give resources to individuals stranded, make sure evacuees have places to go. our responsibilities are medical and veterinary and mortuary. there will be all of the above. the challenge in the long-term is that most individuals who suffer from not being able to
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get the medical care that they when the sun comes out, so trying to make sure we have pharmacies set up, staff, dialysis units, make sure people are getting electricity to their homes so that their oxygen machines can work, and chronic disease. make certain people can get to their doctor when they are back in their hometown to get treatment. we are ready to go. we have four federal medical stations. two are up and running. to her on the way. another four or five are stationed the on that, depending on what people need. sba has the disaster relief -- office in the dallas-fort worth area. we have 9000 people there permanently. note that weget a
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made the first home loan approval from this disaster. i'm glad we are already up and running. we will be making home loans, loans for those folks who have lost income, and the opportunity to replace property and equipment and inventory. we are ready to go. pres. trump: thank you. and ben carson. mr. president. thank you for your leadership, and mrs. first lady also. compassion permeates everything that has been done, it has been great working with everyone. governor, one of the people i admire than most. is doing a fantastic job. a link, everybody working with -- elaine, everyone we have been working with his fantastic. we want to make sure we go
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through the phase of rescue and reaction to the phase of recovery in a smooth transition. we are also going to be assisting state and local governments and reallocations of federal assets to disaster relief, looking at granting ,mmediate foreclosure relief insurance, mortgage insurance, as well as insurance for rehabilitation through the section 203 k program. , loan guarantees for infrastructure, for economic host ofent, and a things, and also disseminating information, which is so critical. come --es frequently become confused. we are working to get rid of some of the regulatory burden to get things done very quickly. linda and i will be working on that to make sure we get what we
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need to the people. i want everyone to know we are in this for the long run. we know that once the water recedes, that is where the work really begins. we will be at it until we finish. pres. trump: thank you. i appreciate it. announcer: tonight, and education roundtable with high school teachers on how current offense affect -- events affect history and politics.than i look at the 2018 education budget, with testimony from secretary betsy devos on the budget request. after that, president trump meeting with texas governor greg abbott on the response to hurricane harvey, followed by an update on hurricane harvey from the texas congressional delegation. 23 years, c-span has brought more than 60 middle and high school teachers here in washington dc for the summer to learn more about our nation's government and how the process works. also learning how they can