Biden’s low-key response to Texas devastation carries some political risk

Approach could make federal government appear almost absent

“When the president has toured — seen the damage, spoken to the people who were affected — I think that makes it a little bit hard to say, ‘Well, I’m sorry, you’re going to be on your own.’ ” U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Tex.)

BY CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR. AND EVA RUTH MORAVEC Wootson reported from Washington. Nick Miroff and Mark Berman in Washington contributed to this report.

austin — Democratic state Rep. James Talarico says the most he’s heard of federal help in his area during the devastating winter storm is a FEMA water truck that apparently got stuck in ice. K.P. George, the top elected official in Fort Bend County,...

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