The Senate Just Passed It – Shocking Victory

May 26, 2019

A $19.1 billion disaster aid package passed with broad bipartisan support in the Senate on Thursday.

If enacted, the bill will provide funding for states affected by flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.

The bill also authorizes additional aid for Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from the 2017 hurricanes.

Noteworthy is the absence of border security funding, which the White House had hoped would be included.

However, President Trump announced he would not block emergency aid to get his border funding.

“The President said OK,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby. “I’m sure he wanted the border… but we took that all out and we’re going to try to push that separately.”

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