Back in Session

The House is scheduled to vote today on whether to approve billions of dollars in funding for Harvey recovery efforts.

 

Congress is back in session, and at the top of the to-do list is a vote to authorize nearly $8 billion dollars for hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The damage from hurricane Harvey is expected to cost as much as $190 billion, and FEMA is warning lawmakers it will run out of money for disaster relief by the end of this week if congress doesn’t act fast. Lawmakers are looking to include storm relief in a new budget which must be passed by the end of the month to avoid a government shutdown. The house is scheduled to vote on a Harvey recovery bill today.