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House passes $ 19B disaster relief bill after Trump resistance

WASHINGTON– The house on Friday passed a $ 19 billion relief aid that would give long-term relief to peasants, victims of hurricanes and floods, and build up southern military bases, as Democrats are trying to remove the law from a Senate logo over the support for hurricane -paved Puerto Rico. The measure passed 257-150 votes across the opposition from most Republicans, who said it would also include the Trump administration's $ 4.5 billion request for intensified humanitarian aid and law enforcement along the US-Mexico border, facing a wave of immigrants flying violence in Central America. The house had gone into a past $ 1 4 billion of the action in January, but legislation has been raised in the Senate in the midst of a struggle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over aid to Puerto Rico. Trump is feuding with democratic officials on the island and falsely claims that Puerto Rico has already received $ 91 billion in support. Trump took on Twitter on Thursday to urge Republicans to vote against the bill. "House Republicans shouldn't vote for BAD DEMOCRAT Disaster Supplemental Bill that damages our states, farmers and border security," Trump tweeted. "We want to do much better than this. All pages continue to work and make a good contribution to immediate signing!" Disaster relief measures are usually among the few reliable bipartisan laws that remain in an increasingly partisan Washington. But the anticipated action is facing several obstacles beyond the dispute over Puerto Rico, including an attempt by…

WASHINGTON– The house on Friday passed a $ 19 billion relief aid that would give long-term relief to peasants, victims of hurricanes and floods, and build up southern military bases, as Democrats are trying to remove the law from a Senate logo over the support for hurricane -paved Puerto Rico.

The measure passed 257-150 votes across the opposition from most Republicans, who said it would also include the Trump administration’s $ 4.5 billion request for intensified humanitarian aid and law enforcement along the US-Mexico border, facing a wave of immigrants flying violence in Central America.

The house had gone into a past $ 1

4 billion of the action in January, but legislation has been raised in the Senate in the midst of a struggle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over aid to Puerto Rico. Trump is feuding with democratic officials on the island and falsely claims that Puerto Rico has already received $ 91 billion in support.

Trump took on Twitter on Thursday to urge Republicans to vote against the bill.

“House Republicans shouldn’t vote for BAD DEMOCRAT Disaster Supplemental Bill that damages our states, farmers and border security,” Trump tweeted. “We want to do much better than this. All pages continue to work and make a good contribution to immediate signing!”

Disaster relief measures are usually among the few reliable bipartisan laws that remain in an increasingly partisan Washington. But the anticipated action is facing several obstacles beyond the dispute over Puerto Rico, including an attempt by the powerful committee of the Committee on Committee on External Trade Committees, Richard Shelby, R-Ala., To strengthen the Army Corps of Engineer’s port dredging effort, of which Mobile port his state would be a great recipient. Shelby’s relationship with Vita Huset’s working chief of staff Mick Mulvaney also seems strained.

Since the house’s dimensions originally passed, Midwestern floods have added billions of dollars to the government’s list of disaster needs, while a rising wave of Central American immigrants is seeking refuge from their countries demanding billions of dollars to rent and care for thousands of immigrants.

“The bill disappeared for several months in the Senate over aid to Puerto Rico. And when it was there, flooded storms in the Midwest and tornadoes swept south,” said committee chairman Nita Lowey, DN.Y. “This legislation is trying to meet the needs of all America’s disaster-stricken communities – either in Puerto Rico or the Midwest, California or the Carolinas.”

Republicans on Thursday gave a new offer to Democrats hoping to finally break free from legislation, spending money on Puerto Rico and flooding Midwestern states. Legislators had hoped to have the legislation transposed today, but now it is Memorial Day as an informal deadline.

“I’ve talked to the president. I’ve talked to the leader of the Senate. Can solve all this next week,” said California’s top republican Kevin McCarthy. “Let’s do this together. Let’s show America that when it comes to a time of need we all set aside partisanship.”

The White House and some Republicans want to add Trump’s border inquiry to the action.

“We should give much-needed help to communities that recover from hurricanes, floods, fires and tornadoes. But we cannot turn our backs on a border crisis that grows worse during the day,” said Texas Communist Republican Kay Granger. humanitarian aid organizations are pushed to the border, and we must act now. “Democrats have opposed the idea of ​​merging the border and the disaster measure, saying it would delay the support action and complicate its passage. 19659003] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif ., However, in a brief interview, “there may be some bits” of Trump’s border inquiry that could be added to the disaster relief action in the playoffs. “We will see.”

Friday’s action originally gave $ 3 billion to the previous home bill for helping Midwest States like Iowa and Nebraska recover from spring floods – But then the floor was successively changed several times by legislators in both parties, which allowed $ 1.8 billion to rebuild military bases in Nebraska and Florida, as well as more flood assistance for the Midwest.

The measure would also extend the federal flood insurance program through September to give legislators more time to renew the program, which has broad bipartisan support. The additional time would give the banking and senate banks time to develop a long-term extension of the program.

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