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Texas Republicans-Rep.-Chip Roy solitary objection delays the vote on a disaster relief bill.
The house on Tuesday is expected to try to move again, a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, days after it was unexpectedly Republican Congressman stopped by a lonely.
There are only a few members of the house in Washington for the Memorial Day break, but the chamber is expected to meet at 2 p.m. ET for a short session. Fox News is told the house will again try to move the bill.
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The bill free, the Senate 85-8 earlier last week had spoken, and the house tried to move the measure through unanimous consent-means that it is necessary that all present had to agree.
However, Texas Rep. Chip Roy objections to the acceleration of the measure through the almost empty chamber, complaining it was not paid, and that the legislature should vote on a bill that spends a large amount of taxpayers ‘ money. He disagreed with the decision not to be President Trump, the $ 4.5 billion request for funding for the migrant crisis on the southern border.
“It is a bill that contains nothing to deal with the international emergency and humanitarian crisis we face at our southern border,” Roy,.
Roy’s objection derailed the voice, and delayed the vote until the beginning of June. The President can’t sign legislation until both the house and the Senate have agreed to. Trump had given, he would the measure, tweeted last week report: “The U.S. Senate has just the consent of a 19-billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my full. Great!”
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Democrats were angry at Roy, with house appropriations Committee Chairman Nita M. Lowey, D-NY, said in a statement it was “deeply disappointing that house Republicans are now the victims of disasters waiting even longer for the help they need.”
Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who has to request the unanimous consent, chatted with Roy shortly before the meeting on Friday morning.
“He came kind, to tell me that he has to object, because he wanted to be taken by the President of the border question,” said Shalala. “This is not the way that should work for our government. We are ready to work in the house in a bipartisan way. The same as the Senate was ready to go. An individual. His position is irresponsible.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., had indicated last week, “we will act, as early as next week, when the house meets again during the pro forma” in a reference to the short sessions, including Tuesday.
The move to punt on the bill is politically risky for Republicans, how much of the money goes to pro-Trump areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and Nebraska. Some also go to the reconstruction of military installations. If Roy or any other Republicans, the bill to block a second or a third time, then Democrats are likely to be the Republicans of obstructionism to blame.
Democrats won more aid for Puerto Rico, but calls about money for the border crisis erupted after Democrats requested conditions be placed, of money, of protection for asylum seekers.
The Associated Press reports that house liberals, challenged a regulation to tighten language that blocks the Department of Homeland Security, information from the Department of health and Human Services to pursue that illegal immigrants, if you care for minors, at the border to arrive.
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Trump took credit for the disaster relief bill in a Florida round trip, and wiped, the lack of involvement of the border security money.
“Well, we are going to be the immigration money later, said after each” Trump. “I have to be careful, my farmers in the disaster relief.”
Fox News’ Judson Berger and The Associated Press contributed to this report.