Disaster relief back on the table as part of budget deal in Congress


WASHINGTON – A major budget deal brokered by Senate leaders Wednesday was a long time coming, but it could sweeten the pot for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters.
The Senate agreement could provide nearly $90 billion in aid for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other states and territories hit by storms and wildfires. That would be about a 10 percent bump from the $81 billion disaster aid package passed in December by the House.
The new funding, if adopted by the House, also would represent a major legislative breakthrough for all of the areas in need of assistance,... read more

 
7 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 30
Source: Chron
 


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