Houston mayor, other local leaders to speak at inquiry about denial of Hurricane Harvey funds

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HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at an inquiry about the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) “initial denial and inequitable allocation of congressional appropriated mitigation dollars from Hurricane Harvey to the City of Houston.”

The inquiry was be hosted by Houston-area members of Congress, including Al Green, Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee.

In a previous news conference, congress members called the Texas GLO to “equitably distribute mitigation dollars for communities across the City of Houston and Harris County that are all too frequently impacted by flood disasters.”

During the inquiry, the congress members held a Q&A with Houston and Harris County representatives. According to the release, a summary of the inquiry will be sent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.

Watch the full inquiry below: