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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Video Teleconference with Cabinet Officials on Hurricane Harvey

After multiple updates from the Chief of Staff last evening and this morning, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met today with their Cabinet and senior members of their Administration to discuss ongoing Federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery.  President Trump emphasized his expectations that all departments and agencies stay fully engaged and positioned to support his number one priority of saving lives.  He reminded his team that the full impacts of this storm will occur over the next few days with heavy rains and flooding.  The President directed his Federal team to remain fully engaged and in support of the Governors of Texas and Louisiana.  He sends his thanks to the many volunteer and faith-based organizations that are dedicating their time and effort to helping their fellow Americans.  The President and Vice President extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected.