Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in Office and Houston Under Water

As he prepares for re-election next year, Senator Ted Cruz faces a challenge in helping millions of people — in his hometown, Houston, and beyond — rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

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.

Fact Check: Was 2013 Hurricane Sandy Relief Package ‘Full of Pork’?

Texas lawmakers say they voted against the 2013 aid bill because it included spending unrelated to Sandy. There’s a factual bone to pick with this claim.

Harvey Victims Face Hurdles, and Maybe Bills, in Getting Aid

Thousands are applying for federal assistance, but it may be slow to arrive and require them to take on debt that could take years to pay off.