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James Cargas Ad Hits on Past Due Need for Flood Control

In a television campaign launched on February 16th, the James Cargas for Congress Campaign is once again condemning the critical need for flood control in West Harris County and repairs to Addicks and Barkers Dams, neglect that Cargas places squarely on the shoulders of his opponent, incumbent John Culberson.  The :30 spot utilizes footage from James Cargas’ 2016 ad campaign which called out Culberson for the lack of funding for flood control after the 2015 Memorial Day flood and the 2016 Tax Day flood. Standing in the home of a constituent devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Cargas once again points out the inaction of the incumbent.

“If Culberson had secured a few million for flood control before Harvey, this would not have happened. Now Congress is spending billions on FEMA relief.”

During the unveiling of the ad to a group of supporters, Cargas provided a harsh update on recent actions in Washington’s. “Congress may have just authorized $17.4 billion for the U.S. Corps of Engineers to consider projects in areas across our Nation impacted by floods, fires and hurricanes in 2017, but it also failed to pass H.R. 5025 in 2016 which would have targeted $311 million for flood control in Harris County. The people of Harris County have suffered and tax payers are spending more because Congress did not take action sooner.”
“Congress may have just authorized $17.4 billion for the U.S. Corps of Engineers to consider projects in areas across our Nation impacted by floods, fires and hurricanes in 2017, but it also failed to pass H.R. 5025 in 2016 which would have targeted $311 million for flood control in Harris County,” James elaborated after showing the ad to a group of supporters. “The people of Harris County have suffered and taxpayers are spending more because Congress did not take action sooner.”

The ad was filmed and produced locally by Jorge Bernal of Star Stuff LLC and Meredyth Hayes.

The 30 second ad can be viewed here or below.
The previous 2016 ad can be viewed in full here.

 

 

Transcript

Voice Over from 2016 Ad:
“Eight years behind schedule on Brays Bayou.
“Barker and Addicks dams, classified at extremely high risk of failure.
“I’m James Cargas, let me do what my opponent hasn’t done.”

James Cargas:
“That was 2016.
“If Culberson had secured a few million for flood control before Harvey, this would not have happened.
“Now, Congress is spending billions on FEMA relief.
“That makes no sense”

Actual Harvey Victim:
“My house flooded and I’m voting for James Cargas.”

James Cargas:
“When you send me to Washington, I will protect our families and our homes.
“I’m James Cargas and I approved this message.”

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