House Fails To Pass Disaster Aid Bill; Second Attempt Likely Next Month

"WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month.

Following Senate passage of the legislation on Thursday by a vote of 85-8, House leaders had hoped to win quick, unanimous approval of the bill and send it to Trump for his expected signature.

But since the House did not go through regular, more time-consuming procedures, it needed the consent of all of its current 432 members to approve the bill."

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters May 24, 2019.


"House Republican Blocks Disaster Aid" (Greenwire)

Source: Greenwire, 05/27/2019