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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

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence led a second meeting with the Cabinet and senior members of the Administration to discuss ongoing Federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery.  President Trump continued to stress his expectation that all departments and agencies stay fully committed to supporting the Governors of Texas and Louisiana and his number one priority of saving lives.  He reminded everyone that search and rescue efforts will transition to mass care, restoring power, providing life-sustaining necessities for the population that sheltered in place, and economic recovery.  Last, he urged survivors impacted by the storm to continue to heed the instructions of their State and local officials.  The President and Vice President continue to extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected and recognize the many volunteer and faith-based organizations dedicating time and efforts to helping fellow Americans.