In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, photo, Arlene Estle stands outside her home which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, in Houston. Victims of Harvey, desperate to rebuild their homes and lives, are facing the harsh reality that it may take months for an overwhelmed construction industry to address their needs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Bloomberg) – Congress will need to provide “substantially more” money for hurricane recovery than the initial $15.25 billion passed earlier this month, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said as members of the state congressional delegation and other leaders visited the Houston suburb of Friendswood on Thursday.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said more than one piece of legislation will be needed. While aid is initially focused on short-term relief, he noted that there has been additional damage from massive hurricanes, including Wednesday’s direct hit on Puerto Rico by Maria.

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