Congressman Al Green’s Statement on the Harris County Flood Control Bond Election

Aug 22, 2018

(Houston, TX) - On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding local flood control funding:

“A year ago, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the City of Houston, dumping over 9 trillion gallons of water on the Greater Houston Area. Houstonians have made tireless, unwavering efforts to recover. While we showed this Nation and the world that we are #HoustonStrong, we cannot ignore that this city has seen more than its fair share of floodingin the past 5 years alone, and it seems that the damages only get worse. Investing in flood control projects and specifically mitigation allows our community to not only recover from the tragic aftermath of Harvey but mitigate future flood damage. Most importantly, existing federal projects require a local funding match to receive the federal dollars needed to complete these projects.  I support the determination by our local community to invest in its future by protecting property and saving lives.”