Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has crunched the numbers and says Houston will need "about $150 billion" in federal aid to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Appeared Tuesday morning on CNN. Here's a transcript:
CAMEROTA: “For sure. We’ve been watching some of those live rescues. What level of aid and help and funding are you calling for this morning?”
JACKSON LEE: “About $150 billion. The aid need in Sandy was $70 billion, funding was about $51 billion. So I believe that we need to put an aid package together for $150 billion. Because this not only includes Houston Harris County area which is 6 million in its metroplex, but all of our areas such as Beaumont which was hit last night, Victoria and Corpus and places in south Texas. We don’t know where else Hurricane Harvey will come and we understand it may turn back to Houston on tomorrow and the next day.”