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Trump increases federal funding for debris removal: White House
September 2, 2017 / 7:37 PM / 2 months ago

Trump increases federal funding for debris removal: White House

FILE PHOTO - A resident picks up debris from the road the morning after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas, U.S. August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Harvey to 90 percent from 75 percent, the White House said.

“President Trump increased cost sharing to 90 percent federal funding for debris removal, including direct federal assistance, and a 100 percent federal funding for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance,” the White House said in a statement.

Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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