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.

Big City: What Sandy Can Teach Harvey About Recovery

Five years after the storm that wreaked havoc in New York, some victims are still rebuilding their homes. What can Houston learn from the city’s mistakes?

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.

For Congress, Storm Adds Another Urgent Issue to a Full Plate

The likely need for a multibillion-dollar emergency relief measure creates another urgent issue for Congress to address in what was already expected to be a busy September.