The 80-17 vote sends the massive package to the House for a Friday vote, with emergency accounts running out of money and Hurricane Irma barreling toward the East Coast. Continue reading ?
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The package is the result of a deal President Trump struck with Democratic leaders against the wishes of his own party leaders.
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 thre...
The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress, hurricane relief and debt limit (all times local): 5:50 a.m. The Senate is nearly doubling the initial Harvey aid package. Majority Leader Mitch … Click to Continue »
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is running dangerously low on money for disaster relief just as the historic Hurricane Irma is barreling towards Florida. The FEMA disaster relief fund has seen its coffers dwindle t...