$19 billion disaster bill again blocked in the house by a solitary Republican legislator

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The house failed for the third time to approve the $19.1 billion disaster relief bill is not agreed to by the other GOP members of Congress, to delay the passage of the bill until next week.

Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., the third Republican legislator to object to the bill is delayed, what the passage means until it is in a roll-call vote next week. The help bill was initially stalled last Friday, and all through the Republic, Chip Roy, R-Texas, to move to the house, trying the action on the unanimous consent, and it was locked again, on Tuesday when Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., contradicted.

You speak, said prior to the vote on Thursday, Rose, that unanimous consent is “the kind of tactics that I consider as swampy, and added that “the rules allow me to disagree.”

“I’m in a house chamber is virtually empty,” Rose said on the floor on Thursday. “The attempt to pass nearly 20 billion U.S. dollars, while the majority of the house from Washington is just another sign of the bad moves of big government.”

“This is breathtaking. House Republicans have, once again, heartless sabotaged the passage of a much-needed, bipartisan bill to bring relief to millions of families across America devastated by natural disasters,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., answered. “Every day that the house-to block Republicans, and delay, more and more American families are left to suffer. This sabotage is irresponsible, dangerous and must stop.”


The bill cleared the Senate 85-8, last week, but the house move try the action on the unanimous consent meant, it is necessary that all present agree. The House session on Thursday was only slightly, with many lawmakers still away for the Memorial Day break.


President Trump will not sign the legislation until both the house and the Senate have agreed to; the Senate revised the legislation after the house approved it first. Trump has hinted that he tweeted sign the latest package last week: “The U.S. Senate has just. a 19-billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my full consent Great!”

The move to punt on the bill is politically risky for the Republicans — a lot of money to go to pro-Trump areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and Nebraska. Some also go to the reconstruction of military installations. If the Republicans are successful in blocking the bill in June, then Democrats are likely to be the GOP obstructionism to blame.



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Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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