With $13 billion in disaster relief stuck in gridlock, lawmakers head to recess

Source: Erica Werner, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

The fight between President Trump and Democrats over money for Puerto Rico has left a major disaster aid bill languishing on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers preparing to head home for a two-week recess with no breakthrough in sight.

The bill addresses damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters, and includes relief for farmers, assistance for veterans’ health facilities, money to restore highways and numerous other provisions.

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