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House Passes $36.5B Disaster Aid Bill

Law360, Washington (October 12, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $36.5 billion hurricane and wildfire relief bill, sending a measure to the Senate that includes aid to California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The bill passed Thursday on a vote of 353-69 and includes $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $576.5 million to recover from wildfires that have ravaged the Pacific coast and $16 billion for debt relief for the National Flood Insurance Program. Backers of the package, including Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen,...
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