Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the federal response to Harvey on Monday, saying he'd spoken "on multiple occasions" to President Trump and members of his Cabinet.

Several big political fights, however, are looming over the cost of recovery and rebuilding.

Federal resources have already begun flooding into Texas: 2 million liters of water, 2 million meals and tens of thousands of tarps -- all at the direction of FEMA Director Brock Long.

Early estimates for recovery and rebuilding are at $40 billion -- and climbing. But FEMA's coffers have dwindled to $3.8 billion.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration also proposed slashing FEMA's budget by another 11 percent.

"You're gonna get your funding. It's a terrible tragedy," Mr. Trump said Monday during a joint news conference at the White House with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Mr. Trump made no mention of the proposed budget cuts.

"We're dealing with Congress, as you know it's going to be a very expansive situation. We want to take care of the people of Texas and Louisiana," Mr. Trump said.

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