Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in US House of Representatives

Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in US House of Representatives
Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in US House of Representatives

first_img Disaster Relief 2019-05-24 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News May 24, 2019 833 Views Sharecenter_img Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in U.S. House of Representatives A bill containing more than $19 billion in aid for disaster relief may not advance to President Donald Trump’s approval after Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) objected to the bill on Friday. According to reports, Roy cities the lack of money for the border and the $19 billion price tag for his objections. He also objetece to the measure without all members getting a chance to vote on it.Congress is in recess until June 3, and a vote on the bill appears unlikely.It was reported earlier this month that U.S. Representatives were pushing for the allocation of promised disaster relief aid Texas and other disaster-affected states.U.S. Reps. Randy Weber and Lizzie Fletcher, introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act last week, with support from 13 other co-sponsors from Texas, mostly from the Houston area, as well as supporters from other communities waiting on the funding, including Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida and Puerto Rico.The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Please check back for updates on this story.last_img

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