Senate Passes Trump-Democrats Deal on Harvey Aid


The Senate on Thursday approved a package that includes disaster aid, a debt ceiling extension and temporary government funding, sending it to the House where it will face opposition from conservatives.

The chamber approved more than $15 billion in aid funding for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, attached to the other traditionally more controversial measures, by a vote of 80-17. The House, which on Wednesday passed a bill for just under $8 billion in aid funding, is expected to move quickly on the revised measure as the federal government faces a cash crunch while responding to two hurricanes.

Trump agreed to the deal with Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday over the objections of top Republicans. Read more at CNBC.



  1. The Republicans control the House and the Senate. If they can get their act together then they can pass some great legislation but there is so much infighting in the Republican Party that the President can probably get his agenda moving by making deals with the Democrats. As we have just seen.


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