U.S. Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package

The Senate passed and President Trump has said he will support H.R. 2157, a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods, and California wildfires. The 85-8 vote sends the bill to the House. Trump had previously insisted that the disaster-aid bill provide more funds for detaining undocumented migrants, leading to an impasse with the House.

The bill includes funding to assist victims of 2019 tornadoes in the South and floods in the Midwest. It also includes aid for Puerto Rico and other projects that the president previously opposed.

The measure would also extend the National Flood Insurance Program for the rest of fiscal 2019.

Elections 2019 – Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special Election

In this weeks first edition of our Elections 2019 Series, we review the results and implications of this month’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.

You can read more at our post here.

This Week in the States

  • Oklahoma – Oklahoma governor, Legislature get huge spending boosts
  • Minnesota – Senate GOP passes ‘lights on’ bill; no budget deal in sight
  • Texas – Here’s how some of the Texas Legislature’s most important bills are faring in the 2019 session
  • Texas – Texas, other states look to boost fees on EV’s to fund highway maintenance
  • California – Why California’s efforts to limit soda keep fizzling
  • Wisconsin – Wis. DOT needs revenue, where it comes from is up for debate
  • South Carolina – SC lawmakers pass $9 billion budget, including teacher and public employee raises
  • Arizona – Arizona State Legislature begins work on budget bills
  • New Jersey – N.J.’s medical marijuana program could soon grow after expansion plan passes Assembly
  • California – California Assembly Votes to Cap Consumer Loan Interest Rates
  • Massachusetts – For ‘millionaires tax,’ debate rages on
  • Arizona – Final state budget deal proves elusive for Arizona Legislature

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