In Texas, Distrust of Washington Collides with Need for Federal Aid

Despite state Republican leaders’ anti-Washington rhetoric, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is prompting huge demands for federal flood and relief aid.

White House to Ask for $12 Billion Down Payment for Harvey Relief

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.

On Washington: Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington

The hurricane has transformed the budget debate, turning Republican critics of federal spending into proponents of billions of dollars of storm relief.