Trump sides with 3 Texas churches against FEMA

President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Washington, September 10 – President Donald Trump is taking the side of three Texas churches that are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster relief funds.

The president writes on Twitter, “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).”

The Houston Chronicle reports that the three churches — Rockport First Assembly of God, Harvest Family Church and Hi-Way Tabernacle — sued FEMA on Tuesday for access to relief funding. The lawsuit claims FEMA violates the Constitution by denying disaster funding to faith-based groups.

A Justice Department spokeswoman has told the Chronicle it is “aware of the complaint and will examine the claims.”

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