But why are people having to wait so long for help from the federal government? We posed that question to West Houston Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, a Democrat who was elected last year to represent the 7th Congressional District. She defeated longtime Republican incumbent John Culberson. Much of her first year in office has been spent working with constituents who are still recovering, along with local governments that are seeking funds for flood control projects.
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher On How Houston Could Recover Quicker From Floods And Hurricanes
Fletcher says both homeowners and local governments need a more streamlined process for obtaining disaster relief.