GOP and Democratic aides said Monday that they have no specific plan yet for a disaster aid package for Hurricane Harvey victims since the storm is still ravaging Texas. But if Congress does appropriate funds for Harvey victims, an upcoming short-term spending bill next month to avoid a government shutdown is emerging as a possible vehicle.
Congress is expected to pass a short-term spending bill in September before current government funds run out at the end of the month.
Adding Hurricane Harvey relief could help ease passage of the government spending measure that is typically a difficult vote for many conservative lawmakers. Read more at The Hill.