Disaster Aid Bill On Hold Again for Now

May 24, 2019 02:36 PM

A House Republican has temporarily blocked the $19 billion dollar disaster aid bill.  Texas Republican Chip Roy objected to speeding the measure through a nearly-empty chamber on Friday. He also complained the bill does not contain any of President Trump's request for dealing with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The House will return to the bill possibly as early as next week.

The disaster aid would deliver help for southern states suffering from last fall's hurricanes, Midwestern states hit by flooding, and fire-ravaged rural California.

The Senate voted in support of the measure Thursday afternoon.

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Spell Check

Auburn, IN
5/25/2019 09:18 AM

  Sick and tired of reading that congress is on vaction all the time and so much important issues need to be addressed, we need to fire them all , they are worthless!!!

IL Rafe
Pocahontas, IL
5/28/2019 06:07 AM

  It was a dirty trick, the senate passing the disaster aid after stripping out the border safety measures, McConnel should be ashamed! And even dirtier for Pelosie to try to push it through the house, with no debate, after every one has gone home... Bravo Chip Roy!

Jonesboro, AR
5/28/2019 07:11 AM

  Yeah, Congressman Roy is obviously on the ball. If money is needed anywhere it is down on the southern border. They are being overrun by the riff raff from Central America.


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