Biden promises federal disaster support in call with Texas governor: report
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The White House says that President Joe Biden spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday evening.

"President Biden conveyed his support to the people of Texas in this trying time. He reiterated that the federal government will continue to work hand-in-hand with state and local authorities in Texas to bring relief and address the critical needs of the families affected. He also shared his intentions to instruct additional federal agencies to look into any immediate steps that could be taken to support Texans at this time," the White House said in a read-out of the call.

"The President also expressed that his administration was at the ready should the State of Texas or any other impacted region need additional federal disaster support or assistance as severe storms move across the US," the White House said.