(Bloomberg) – Key lawmakers started a push Monday forCongress to provide emergency disaster funds for Texas, as thescale of damage from Hurricane Harvey becameapparent.

"We will need to put together an emergency supplementalappropriations bill," RepublicanJohn Culberson, a senior member of the House spending panel whorepresents Houston, said in a Bloomberg Television interview. "Noone could have ever predicted or expected a catastrophe of thismagnitude to descend on the Houston area."

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