Texas Senators urging FEMA, SBA to coordinate with state and local officials

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s national emergency declaration, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent him a letter urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work closely with State of Texas emergency management officials and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase awareness of the many financial tools available to assist Texans experiencing the economic impact of the coronavirus.

As the Senators wrote:

“We commend your decision to declare a national emergency under the authority of the Stafford Act, which will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide disaster medical assistance teams, mobile hospitals, military transport, and other forms of assistance to areas most affected by COVID-19.”

“We urge FEMA to work hand-in-hand with state emergency management officials and other state institutions to allocate FEMA resources efficiently and effectively. Only by working together can federal, state, and local leaders stop the spread of the virus.”

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