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Biden spoke with Abbott regarding winter weather situation, reiterated federal government's support

Biden spoke with Abbott regarding winter weather situation, reiterated federal government's support
Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 23:47:36-05

President Joe Biden spoke with Governor Greg Abbott Thursday evening regarding the severe winter weather that's plagued the entire state.

According to a memo from the White House, Biden conveyed his support to Texans during this time. He told Abbott the federal government will work with state and local authorities to bring relief and address critical needs.

On Sunday, Governor Abbott announced that the White House had issued a Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas in response to the severe winter weather throughout the state.

Biden also shared his intentions to instruct additional federal agencies to look into any steps that could support Texas.

The memo ended by stating the Biden administration is ready should Texas or any other regions impacted by the winter weather need additional federal disaster support.