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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:53 PM

U.S. House panel approves $36.5 billion for disaster relief

Source: Reuters

#ENVIRONMENT OCTOBER 11, 2017 / 8:21 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

U.S. House panel approves $36.5 billion for disaster relief

Reuters Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has approved $36.5 billion in emergency funding for relief and recovery from the recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires, a spokeswoman for the committee’s chairman said late on Tuesday.

The bill includes $7 billion more than the White House had sought last week and nearly $6 billion more for the Federal Emergency Management Agency than the administration’s request.

The committee’s bill includes $576.6 million for wildfire efforts, $16 billion for the National Flood Insurance program and a provision enabling low-income Puerto Ricans to receive emergency nutrition assistance, said Jennifer Hing, spokeswoman for Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, the committee chairman.

It was not immediately clear when the bill would move to the floor to be voted on by the entire House.

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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:14 PM

1. At a snails pace. n/t

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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:09 PM

2. All by design.

Republicans are all about Party and if you do not kiss their butt,screw you,drop dead.

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