BUDGET/CRISIS/FEMA/HOUSE OF REPS: “House Republicans released a bill late Tuesday [10-10-17] night that would provide $36.5 billion in emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief, and extend credit to Puerto Rico to help the storm-ravaged island keep its government operating.
The aid is more than the $29 billion requested last week by the Trump administration, but less than the total sought by lawmakers in states hit by hurricanes in August and September. The House is expected to vote on the measure at the end of this week, according to a GOP aide, and the Senate could take it up early next week…
The House measure includes $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund, $16 billion to replenish the nation’s flood insurance program, and $576.5 million for wildfire efforts.”
-Natalie Andrews, “House GOP Bill Includes $36.5 Billion in Storm, Fire Relief,” The Wall Street Journal online, Oct. 11, 2017 09:50am