House GOP pushing $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires

(Worthy News) – House Republicans plan to unveil an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump last month.

The emergency aid would provide $26 billion for community development block grants, which would help Florida, Texas and the Caribbean rebuild along with Western states recovering from wildfires. There’s funding for prevention of future flooding, highway repairs and help for small businesses. The package also would provide $3.8 billion for agriculture. Florida lawmakers have said citrus crops in their state have been suffering.

“It’s a big win for Florida’s agriculture,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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