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Biden To Visit Texas, Maybe As Soon As This Week: Press Secretary

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President Joe Biden will visit Texas in the near future, possibly as soon as this week, a spokesperson said Sunday.

“He is eager to go down to Texas and show his support. But he is also very mindful of the fact that it’s not a light footprint for a president to travel to a disaster area.  He does not want to take away resources or attention,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“We’re going to do that at an appropriate time in coordination with people on the ground. Could be as soon as this week,” she added.

Texas is dealing with freezing temperatures that led to record-breaking electric demand, which in turn caused widespread power outages. Millions of households lost power, though there were no longer any residential power outages from a lack of power generation as of Friday as the power grid was fully up and running.

Biden has been getting updates from acting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Bob Fenton about the situation in Texas, as well as keeping tabs on the news.

“The president is kept abreast of the developments in Texas and the surrounding states and receives updates every day, but more than once a day,” Psaki told reporters earlier this week.

In terms of a trip, she explained that a p… (Read more)

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