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“As I mentioned after I ran, I’ll be a president for all Individuals,” mentioned Mr Biden, who misplaced in Texas to Mr Trump.

“If I can do it with out making a burden for people, I plan on going,” he mentioned. A presidential go to to the state is being deliberate for subsequent week.

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Mr Biden has requested his workforce to expedite Texas’s request for a catastrophe declaration, clearing the way in which for extra federal assets, press secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters.

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The White Home later mentioned in a press release that Mr Biden referred to as the performing administrator on the Federal Emergency Administration Company (FEMA), Bob Fenton, to let him know he would approve Texas’ request as quickly because the company forwards a proper request.

The White Home has been in contact with mayors in Texas cities, together with Houston and Austin, and officers in Dallas and different counties, to verify they have been related to FEMA and have entry to federal authorities assets, an administration official mentioned individually.

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