On Tuesday, August 29th, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz joined President Donald Trump, Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senator John Cornyn to tour areas around Corpus Christi.

They also received a briefing on the Texas’ storm response and recovery efforts from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

While the storm’s impacts continue to be felt throughout South Texas, Senator Cruz expressed gratitude for the Trump administration’s assistance in helping Texans recover from the storm.

“The devastation we’re dealing with in Texas is still ongoing,” said Sen. Cruz. “Today in Corpus Christi, we saw brave Texans, for whom the work to rebuild is only just beginning. They still need help and assistance and we’re committed to ensuring they get that help, and I was grateful for President Trump’s assurances today that the full extent of the federal government’s resources will be deployed to help our state.”

Cruz is facing controversy and criticism from republicans from New York and New Jersey, who are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their region in 2012.

At the time, Texas' Republican lawmakers, including Senator Ted Cruz, opposed a disaster relief package they argued was packed with wasteful spending.

The debate delayed the passage of the Sandy relief package by several weeks.