07 September, 2017, 01:38 | Author: Courtney Perry
However, members also don't want to be vilified for stiffing Harvey flood victims - particularly with Hurricane Irma now taking aim at Florida and after Congress took months after 2012's Superstorm Sandy to approve emergency funding.
The House of Representative will vote on a $7.85 billion Harvey relief bill Wednesday, a package that is expected to pass overwhelmingly.
FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund had just $541 million "immediately available" for Harvey response and recovery efforts, an agency spokeswoman told Bloomberg on Tuesday.
The rest would be put into a loan program for small businesses hit hard by the storm.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the Democratic leaders' push for a short, three-month increase in the debt limit "a ridiculous idea".
Representative Mark Walker, who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, told reporters on Wednesday he did not think "there is a single Republican who would have a problem doing some kind of relief package" but cautioned against tying it to a debt ceiling bill.
Passing the debt limit increase along with the Harvey disaster relief would spare him that headache. It will then head to the Senate, where GOP leaders are planning to tie the funding to a controversial must-pass measure to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a USA government default. The debt limit must be raised by September 29.
Some conservatives are also expecting a continuing resolution, also known as the CR, to temporarily extend current levels of government spending to be added to the Harvey aid package as well. "Republican leaders were visibly annoyed by Ivanka's presence".
"I have opposed a debt ceiling increase every time it has come up for a vote, and with the direction this is moving in, I am heavily opposed to lumping these two separate issues together", the Austin Republican added.
Top Democrats have agreed to tie funding for Harvey relief to a bill for a short-term debt limit increase, which is also a much-needed measure for the USA economy.
When the upper chamber receives the bill, lawmakers are expected to attach a measure to lift the debt ceiling, vote on the package and send it back to the House for a final vote by the end of the week.
The House GOP meets next Tuesday morning, and the Senate GOP for weekly lunch Tuesday afternoon, at which point the strategy for Harvey recovery funds and the debt limit will likely be clarified.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said the state may ultimately need more than the $120 billion that the USA spent on Hurricane Katrina recovery.
"There's a good chance that Harvey makes all that a little easier", Yarmuth said. "It's unworkable", Ryan said. "Today in Congress there are no Republicans and no Democrats". "If the Republican Party can't pass health care, can't pass tax reform, can't be fiscally responsible what are we?"
Wyoming took over with 50 seconds left in the half, but its drive was killed by a blatant intentional grounding on Allen's part. Sophomore Milo Hall recorded his first-career carry in the first quarter and finished the game with 30 yards on nine carries.
Referring to Pakistan , the president said: "I want to give message to Pakistan that we are ready for talks on multiple issues". Mattis did not respond to questions on timeline, if any, for Pakistan to take action against terrorists and terrorist groups.
The Dutch factory activity grew at the fastest pace in six-and-a-half-years in August, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Purchasing Managers' Index compiled by research firm Markit rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 in August from 50.0 in July.
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Princess Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry , visited a growing memorial outside her former home, Kensington Palace. Nick Serpell was working for the BBC when Princess Diana was tragically killed in a Paris auto crash on August 31, 1997.
An American Red Cross shelter has been set up at the Ponderosa Community Center at 17103 Ponderosa Way in Brownsville. A 747 SuperTanker drops retardant while battling the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville, Calif., on August 30, 2017.
The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6:30 a.m. and lasting until noon on Labor Day. On average, one person is killed every 51 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
According to the Nest, its thermostats saved around 14 billion Kwh of energy and also reduced the heating bills of the customers. For its price, users will still get presence detection and integration with third-party services via Works with Nest.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM on board to ensure it moves like a greased cheetah. This phone is packed with 6.0-inch QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi) with aspect ratio of 18:9.
Along with good samaritans, shelters, and rescue groups are also out rescuing animals that have been left behind. Tropical Storm Harvey has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes , along with countless pets.
The match was stopped after the first ball of the 69th over with Middlesex 214 for seven in their second innings. The players were then told by umpires to immediately leave the field, with many running to the changing rooms.
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