President Joe Biden is expected to sign a major disaster declaration for Texas Friday, Mayor Turner said during a Friday afternoon news briefing.
“The word is that the Biden administration will sign a declaration for Texas today,” Turner said.
Biden over the weekend signed a federal disaster declaration for the state, but Gov. Greg Abbott this week requested Biden sign a major disaster declaration, which would free up more federal resources.
During a White House pool event Friday, Biden said he’s planning a trip to Texas, noting he had planned to travel to the state earlier this week but did not want to cause any disruptions.
“I had planned on visiting Texas in the middle of next week but I don’t want to be a burden,” Biden said.