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House sends $15B Harvey aid bill, debt hike to Trump to sign

Cheney votes against bill


September 9, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority. The legislation also keeps the government funded into December.

The 316-90 vote would refill depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend and Texas picks up the pieces after the devastation of the Harvey storm. All 90 “no” votes were cast by Republicans.

Congressman Liz Cheney (WY...

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