We've pledged our full support as Texas and Louisiana battle and recover from this very devastating and historic storm. There's probably never been anything like this. Recovery will be a long and difficult road, and the federal government stands ready, willing, and able to support that effort. Protecting the lives of our people is my highest priority.
Every asset at my command is at the disposal of local officials. Tragic times such as these bring out the best in America's character, strength, charity, and resilience are those characters. We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend, and stranger helping stranger. You see that all over, you watch on television, you just see such incredible work, and love, and teamwork.
We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together, and believe me, we endure together. We are one family. To the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are 100% with you.