Houston lawmakers swallow their budget differences to speed Harvey funding
WASHINGTON – It was a middle-of-the-night budget vote that divided both parties, even as a bipartisan group of Houston lawmakers kept a united front – bound by a federal aid package speeding recovery dollars for Hurricane Harvey.
Republicans and Democrats representing the storm-torn Gulf Coast were forced to overlook their ideological differences in voting to end the second government shutdown of the Trump presidency – thus assuring an $89.3 billion disaster aid package for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas hit by a series of floods, fires and hurricanes last year.
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