"Let's try to get this assistance out the door as much as people need and as quickly as we can," said U.S. Rep. AOC in an interview.
- As for when the federal aid will get here or how that distribution of assistance will look, that is still being worked out. But on a tour of damaged homes today, we spoke with members of Congress about what people can do now to get federal help and what they'll be doing in Washington to fast track the process. Along with Houston Congressman Al Green, Houston representatives Sylvia Garcia, and New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all talked about the importance of visiting the damage and what homeowners should do right now.
SYLVIA GARCIA: We want you to fix things. But before you do, document, take pictures, keep track of your receipts. Because you can already go online to start applying for help. You're not in this alone.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: It's one thing to read about what's going on. And it's another thing entirely to see the damage for ourselves. And that really helps us as policymakers to make sure that we're not letting anyone slip through the cracks.
- And we were the only Houston television station invited on the tour. And at 10:00 tonight, you'll meet a family struggling with damage and learn why a representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, felt compelled to visit Texas today.