A number of key changes made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina sped response and saved lives during and after Harvey.
Despite state Republican leaders’ anti-Washington rhetoric, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is prompting huge demands for federal flood and relief aid.
Politicians from both parties stressed urgency in passing relief legislation for areas of Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey.
The Hendrix family returns to their still-flooded house in West Houston to witness the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey.
The White House will seek quick passage of a $5.9 billion Harvey relief package, followed by another $6 billion by the end of the month.
The hurricane has transformed the budget debate, turning Republican critics of federal spending into proponents of billions of dollars of storm relief.