Adrienne Bell is running for U.S. Congress in District 14. She is running under the Brand New Congress Platform. She has already begun engaging substantively in her district. She recently made the following statement on the Texas Rainy Day Fund.
The Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly called the Rainy Day Fund, was established in 1988 after oil prices plunged, and an economic depression caused the Legislature to raise taxes, to ensure the Texas government operated in the black. The Fund is estimated to contain $10.3 billion at the end of August, with the primary contributor being tax revenues from oil and gas production. The Texas Legislature will not meet again until January 2019, unless a special session is called for the funds to be released.
As I have traveled Texas District 14, I see the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Cities such as Dickinson, Friendswood, Sweeney, Richwood, Beaumont, and Port Arthur, need assistance in rebuilding their communities, and infrastructure.
Adrienne Bell wants the Rainy Day Fund opened
We want residents of these cities, and others, to be able to return to their homes, and not be forced to relocate. We need modernized infrastructure that can withstand the onslaught of challenging weather conditions and growing populations. We want cities to be places of clean water, working drainage systems, restored communities, and rejuvenated economies.
But it won't happen without funding. That's why I am calling on Governor Abbott to release the Rainy Day Funds. The rebuilding of Southeast Texas should be swift and complete. A strong Texas equates to a strong America.
Candidate, U. S. Congress Texas District 14
Bell recently attended Netroots Nation 2017 where she participated in various sessions concentrated on being a people driven candidate. She gave an interview to Pacifica Network 90.1 FM KPFT Houston's program Politics Done Right.