Trump meets with Cabinet about Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with the Cabinet secretaries and other senior administration officials on Saturday to discuss the government’s Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.

The president directed officials to “stay fully engaged” and prioritize saving lives of those affected by the Category 4 storm, according to the White House Press Office. Trump directed his team to work in support of the governors of Texas and Louisiana, and offered his prayers to any Americans in harm’s way.

“President Trump emphasized his expectations that all departments and agencies stay fully engaged and positioned to support his number one priority of saving lives,” a White House statement read. “He reminded his team that the full impacts of this storm will occur over the next few days with heavy rains and flooding.”

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