Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement after the Obama Administration denied Texas a Major Disaster Declaration in order to assist with the ongoing wildfire season after 2.2 million acres have been burned and over 400 homes have been destroyed: 

“When tornadoes devastated the southern United States, the Obama Administration rightly wasted no time making sure there was federal disaster relief money available to them,” Granger said.  “After over 2 million acres have burned in Texas - and hundreds of families have been displaced - how much more does Texas have to suffer before this Administration steps up?  The President has an obligation and a commitment to all Americans in times of emergency to provide for their safety and protection.  Texas has been a national leader in emergency preparedness, but every state has a limit.  How many hundreds of lives must be destroyed before help is warranted?”

On April 19th, Granger joined with the Texas Delegation in writing to President Obama to support Governor Perry’s April 16threquest for federal resources.  Full text of the letter below.