House Passes Trump-Opposed Disaster Relief Bill With More Aid For Puerto Rico
Friday, 10 May 2019 The House passed a $17 billion disaster relief package over President Trump’s objections Friday, leaving it to the Republican-led Senate to break the logjam and get assistance to hard-hit communities, including Puerto Rico, The Washington Post reported. Ahead of the vote, Trump called on Republicans to reject the disaster relief bill providing millions in funding to areas ravaged by natural disasters in the last few years. Late Thursday evening, the president tweeted his opposition to the bill, calling it the “BAD DEMOCRAT Disaster Supplemental Bill” and urging House Republicans to vote against it. Hours later, around 11 p.m., he added that his party “must stick together.” Still, 34 House...
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