US House OKs new aid af­ter hur­ri­canes, fires

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

WASH­ING­TON — The House, dis­miss­ing a smat­ter­ing of con­cern about the ris­ing cost, ap­proved a $36.5 bil­lion aid pack­age on Thurs­day that would pro­vide hur­ri­cane and wild­fire re­lief fund­ing while bail­ing out the fi­nan­cially trou­bled Na­tional Flood In­sur­ance Pro­gram.

The aid pack­age also would help Puerto Rico’s fi­nan­cially be­lea­guered govern­ment avoid run­ning out of cash in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Maria.

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