President Donald Trump's Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, said Thursday there are "about 100,000 affected homes" in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, as he announced plans to soon make the first of two planned supplemental funding requests to Congress to provide money for relief efforts on the Gulf Coast.
But Bossert also said, "I'm not concerned at all that we don't have the money for the operations underway right now" in Houston and elsewhere.
And he said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be "well-funded" under Trump's proposed budget.
Bossert praised the ongoing rescue and relief efforts, saying, "I'm seeing nothing but positive, I'm seeing nothing but appropriate coordination" between federal, state and local authorities.
At the same press conference where Bossert spoke, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly declined to confirm reports that Trump as early as Friday will announce plans to terminate the Obama-era DACA program, which now allows many young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.
Reports also indicated that Trump will allow immigrants currently in the program to stay in the U.S. until their current work permits expire.
"Final decisions have not been made," Sanders said.
Sanders also said that Trump still supported Gary Cohn, the director of the White House Economic Council, who reportedly had drafted a resignation letter after Trump blamed "both sides" for the racially fueled violence in Charleston, Virginia, that ended in the killing of a woman protesting neo-Nazis and other racists.
"Gary is an integral member of the team," Sanders said.
Bossert did not say how much money the Trump administration planned on asking Congress for in supplemental funding to help the areas affected by Harvey.