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House GOP’s $81B disaster relief plan nearly doubles Trump request

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California is included Thomas now fire 50 percent

Firefighters benefit from calmer winds and the officials think, to spread the Thomas fire keep, the largest in the history of the state before the full enclosure is expected to run from 7. January.

President Donald Trump’s original request for a $44 billion disaster aid has introduced a package for States affected by the same hurricanes, and forest fires become a $81 billion package this week from house Republicans.

GOP leaders promised a vote this week on the measure, which is the total provided in response to this year’s devastating round of hurricanes more than $ 130 billion — more than the cost to the taxpayer of the 2005 hurricane Katrina.

House Republicans raised objected to the assistance package, the price according to the California legislature, which has been damaged by forest fires have been overlooked and the Democrats, Trump said the previous help was totally unsuitable, the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to the Thomas-fire in early December has sparked, speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., agreed to more help for California, the Times reported.

Two previous aid packages approved by the Congress this year a sum of about $ 500 million for wildfire recovery, the newspaper noted.

This week’s emergency proposal for $26 billion for community development block grants”, which helps Florida, Texas and the Caribbean to re-establish, together with the Western States, the recovery of forest fires.

There are means for the prevention of future high water, highway repairs and aid to small businesses. It is almost $could be 28 billion for the government’s chief disaster relief account, $4 billion, of which, to help cash-strapped governments such as those of Puerto Rico over the water.

“We have an obligation to our fellow citizens, in the middle of major reconstruction,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N. J., who sponsored the measure. “They deserve our support, and we must be provided the necessary resources for you to emergencies to fix.”

US REP Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N. J., Chairman of the house appropriations Committee.

(Associated Press)

The package would also. $2.6 billion for agricultural disaster Florida legislators have said that citrus have suffered crops in your state.

“It is a big win for Florida agriculture,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla.

Third Emergency Request

Last month, Trump asks $44 billion, its third emergency request, since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the Gulf coast and the Caribbean beat. The request sparked howls from lawmakers from hurricane-hit States.

“It was everything, it was more than the administration proposed,” Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said Monday.

The disaster measure is one of many elements on Capitol Hill’s unfinished agenda. It also promises to cast votes for a plan by house GOP leaders to prevent a government shutdown at midnight Friday, but it is unclear whether the relief would be coupled with the stopgap bill, or separately in advance of expenditure.

Earlier, the Senate has announced the top Republicans, to secure a long wish list that he hopes to turn to a must-do stopgap spending bill this week, but there is no agreement with the chamber’s Democrats and has little time to waste.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is eyeing the measure as a shortcut to power, several other elements of relief in the law, including the hurricane, to stabilize a renewal of the children’s health insurance program and the funding of Obamacare” insurance markets”.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

But top Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer has raised other priorities, mainly the protection from deportation of immigrants, which correspond to commonly referred to as “dreamers” and secure the increase in the expenditure for the domestic authorities to large budget, the defense hawks for the Pentagon.

The spending bill would be the most important point of the Congress-business remains, after the Republicans wrap up action on their hard-fought tax bill. Lawmakers are eager to head home for the holidays.

Unfinished Legislation

As the Republican Congress Hash out control of your tax measure, however, on a pile of unfinished legislation piled up. The negotiations have produced some progress, but many disagreements remain.

Perhaps what is remarkable is that the Democrats are demanding that the Trump meet is obliged to address the issue of immigration, which includes protection for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children and who often have no other home than the United States

Republican leaders don’t want to be on the politically explosive issue of immigration this year, but promise it will be taken care of in the next year. And GOP leaders have in the past.Democratic demands, the domestic agencies and foreign aid accounts rejected, the increase in the expenditure on parity with the $60 billion to $ 70 billion or more, the Republicans want to award from the Department of Defense

The complexity of the agenda and Capitol Hill spotty track record of bipartisan success in the trump era — brought speculation that lawmakers will do the absolute minimum, in order to prevent the shutdown and Kahn almost the whole of the rest of the problems in the new year.

In the house, GOP leaders have announced a plan to have a couple of huge Pentagon funding bill with record spending increases with a stopgap spending measure called a continuing resolution that would keep the rest of the government running at current levels through Jan. 19. They also added that a GOP-written renewal of the popular Clinton-era children’s health Insurance Program.

The house GOP plan has little chance to survive in the Senate. Unlike the tax liability of storage systems under special filibuster-proof procedure, democratic voting is necessary, so that the year-end measure.

“We need action to dreamers, and we must cooperate with our Republican colleagues,” Schumer. “To do these questions and much more, it is a lot of work remains.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY

(Associated Press)

And in the Senate, McConnell, when Democrats controlled Congress promised some additions of his own, including tens of billions of dollars in hurricane aid, the renewal of a controversial overseas wiretapping program, the valuable in the fight against terrorism, and a budget waiver, which not would ensure that the tax trigger debt cuts enacted to Medicare and other benefits programs on a pay-as-you-go rules.

“Congress must do what said right for the American people and take action this week,” McConnell told his colleagues that “a financial agreement that meets our responsibility to the nation to come and help.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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