House approves disaster aid bill

Politics 10/12/2017, 11:47 PM
House approves disaster aid bill

The House of Representatives approved a $36.5 billion disaster aid package for victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires, US media reported. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Trump administration requested $29 billion ast week and this week asked for additional funds for Puerto Rico that has been hit especially hard by Hurricane Maria.

"‎We think it's critical that we pass this legislation this week to get the people of California the help they need, to support the victims, and also to help the communities still recovering and dealing with the problems with the hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters earlier this week.

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