President Donald Trump has signed a $15.3 billion disaster aid package for Harvey victims
Washington,Sept9:The bill also extends America’s borrowing authority and funds the government through Dec. 8.
President Donald Trump has signed a $15.3 billion disaster aid package in the aftermath of Harvey.
The bill also extends America’s borrowing authority and funds the government through Dec. 8. It’s only the first installment of a federal aid package that could rival or exceed the $100 billion-plus provided after Hurricane Katrina. Future installments are likely to be more difficult to pass.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted Friday that the president had signed the bill. She says it will provide “much needed support for storm survivors. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted.”
Trump signed the bill shortly after arriving at Camp David for the weekend.
The measure will replenish depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma and Texas recovers from Harvey.