The Senate on Thursday approved a contentious deal, struck between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders, that would provide aid for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, suspend the debt ceiling, and fund the government for three months.
The bill passed 80-17, with all the opposition coming from Republicans.
The bill would allocate just over $15 billion in aid to assist in recovery after Harvey struck Texas and Louisiana late last month.
WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, along with measures that would fund the federal government and raise its b...
President Donald Trump has drawn the ire of some in the conservative wing of his party for siding with Democrats on a grand deal to address Hurricane Harvey relief, funding the government, and raising the debt ceiling. Trump sided w...
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is the clear loser after President Donald Trump’s surprise deal with Democratic leaders to raise the debt ceiling, fund the government and provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The package is the result of a deal President Trump struck with Democratic leaders against the wishes of his own party leaders.