Lone GOP rep blocks disaster aid bill to move in surprise

nearvideo Senate approved $ 19 billion in disaster aid package

The measure includes money for Puerto Rico, southern States suffer from the last fall the hurricanes, Midwestern States inundated with spring floods and a fire-ravaged rural California.

A lone Republican Congressman single-handedly stalled, a 19 billion Dollar disaster aid bill that the legislature had not expected to pass before the Memorial Day weekend.

Texas Rep. Chip Roy took the House floor late Friday morning to object, if the legislature attempted to approve the legislation with a fast-track tactics, with many members of Congress already gone for the holidays.


“If I don’t talk to the Congress, a law will be adopted, with $19 billion, to decide without that here,” Roy said.

Roy rails against the “swamp,” objected acceleration of the measure by an almost empty chamber, complained it was not paid and called for a decision, not to be President Trump, the $ 4.5 billion request to deal with the migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Under house rules, it took to derail a opposing member to the voice. The package is likely to now be delayed until at least the beginning of June.

Democrats hit Roy in the answer. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., the turn of events called “tragic.”

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.”

The surprise development comes after the Senate approved by an overwhelming majority, to help the legislation Thursday afternoon, several Federal States and in Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes, floods and forest fires – this after the trump suit himself, in his demand that the border security money will be added.

Senators passed the measure on a 85-8 vote, eight Republicans opposed. Trump then said that he would tweet to sign the measure: “The U.S. Senate has just a 19-billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my full consent. Great!”

Much of the money would go to trump strongholds such as the Florida Panhandle, in rural Georgia and North Carolina and Iowa, and Nebraska. Several military facilities would receive money for the reconstruction, including Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

The legislation is of vital importance for the States not yet recovered from the devastating hurricanes in the past two years, and epic floods. It would be more than $destroyed 600 million in food assistance and $304 million euros in aid to Puerto Rico, on the ground was due to the hurricane Maria in the year 2017.

Fox News Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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