House To Vote On $7.9 Billion Harvey Relief Package

House To Vote On $7.9 Billion Harvey Relief Package

The House of Representatives is poised to pass President Trump’s request for $7.9 billion in relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Republicans in Congress would also like to tie the Harvey relief package to the issue of raising the U.S. debt ceiling.

The vote scheduled for Wednesday comes as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster accounts are running low, with the agency warning lawmakers that funds could run out as early as Friday, while the country prepares for Hurricane Irma to hit the east coast.

via Talking Points Memo

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