Congress Once Again Taking Up Disaster Aid

The U.S. House is set to work on H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, a disaster aid bill that includes financial help for midwestern and southern Farmers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made the announcement last week as the House adjourned until Tuesday.

“The legislation would provide relief and recovery assistance to Americans that have been affected by recent natural disasters,” Hoyer said. “It includes an additional $3 billion to address serious needs that resulted from flooding in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South.”

Senate Republicans also siad they have a plan put together that includes $300 million in additional aid to Puerto Rico, which Democrats want. Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia said President Trump supports the package. Perdue told the Washington Post, “I hope the logjam in Congress is breaking. I honestly think both sides are trying right now.”