House passes dis­as­ter aid bill op­posed by GOP

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

The House on Fri­day passed a $19 bil­lion dis­as­ter aid bill that would de­liver long-sought re­lief to farm­ers, vic­tims of hur­ri­canes and floods, and re­build south­ern mil­i­tary bases, as Democrats try to dis­lodge the leg­is­la­tion from a Se­nate log­jam over aid to hur­ri­cane-slammed Puerto Rico.

The mea­sure passed by a 257-150 vote over the op­po­si­tion of most Repub­li­cans, who said it should also in­clude the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s $4.5 bil­lion re­quest for stepped up hu­man­i­tar­ian aid and law en­force­ment along the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der.

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