House to vote on $6 billion Harvey relief ‘down payment’ next week

September 1, 2017

Houston-FloodThe House will take up legislation to provide $6 billion in funding in response to the flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, which Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn this week called a “down payment” on what could be the costliest federal disaster relief in history.

A top Republican aide told the Washington Examiner Congress expects the Trump administration to send the request shortly.

It will not be attached to any of the pending fiscal 2018 legislation and will instead be introduced as a standalone bill.

Cornyn, R-Texas, said this week that the catastrophe in Houston required immediate funding, rather than waiting for money to be included in spending legislation due by the end of September.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • barbarakelly says:

    With this 6Billion House Bill that going to be voted on —– One thing I ‘m demanding that there is NO DAMN PORK ADDED TO HIS BILL. —–ONLY RELIEF- THATS IT. NOTHING ELSE IN IT.! EVERYONE CALL AND DEMAND THAT.!!!!!!

  • Webb says:

    Whatever It Takes for Aid from The Feds to help Texas and it’s citizens…
    Congress needs a Straight Bill for AID ONLY for Texas…
    Regardless of Cost…

  • Jose says:

    This bill should be and better be “only” for funding regarding hurrican harvey.
    i agree with Krow361.
    Hope this does not become a political BS like always.

  • Krow361 says:

    I don’t want to see any pork in this bill. And if my congressman votes for pork his phone will light up like a Christmas tree.

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