President Joe Biden arrived in Houston on Friday to discuss the recovery efforts after the crippling winter storm and to visit the new FEMA COVID-9 vaccination site.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden landed at Ellington Field at noon.
They were welcomed at the airport by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and other local lawmakers.
The president then went to the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and spoke with state and local leaders about the winter storm.
Gov. Abbott, Mayor Turner, Judge Hidalgo, Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Sloan, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, and FEMA Acting Administrator Robert Fenton Jr. attended the briefing.
They discussed the challenges residents faced during and after the storm, including power outages and busted pipes, and about resources that are being supplied to those still recovering.
While the president was at the Emergency Operations Center, the first lady visited the Houston Food Bank. She packaged food and water alongside volunteers.
President Biden later joined her at the food bank for a tour.