Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Aug 31, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issues the following statement on Hurricane Harvey:

“I extend my deepest sympathies to our fellow Americans in Texas whose lives and homes have been upended by Hurricane Harvey. The images and stories of devastation seen over the past few days should compel all Americans to invest their time and resources into helping the victims of this historic natural disaster.”

“It’s remarkable to see not just emergency responders but neighbors, strangers and friends all joining forces to rescue those in crisis and lend a helping hand. Everyone who has offered assistance, including local law enforcement and first responders, represent the very best of America.”

“Federal, state, and local officials have said Houston and the surrounding communities will need years to recover. I look forward to reviewing and supporting the President’s request for any supplemental federal funding necessary for disaster recovery.”


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.