Harvey relief survives as part of legislation reopening federal government
WASHINGTON – In an early Friday morning budget vote that divided both parties, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from Houston stuck together – bound by a dire need for federal assistance in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
Republicans and Democrats representing the storm-torn Gulf Coast overlooked their respective reservations about the budget deal to keep the government open, opting instead to take an $89.3 billion disaster recovery package.
The 240-186 House vote shortly after 5:30 a.m. (eastern time) augured the end of what had been a brief government shutdown, the second in a month.... read more
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