GOP Conservative Temporarily Blocks $19B Disaster Bill

Texas Rep. Chip Roy complained that the bill does not contain any money to address increasingly urgent border needs.

  • Published 24 May 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative complaining a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the southern border blocked the bill Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a day after the measure flew through the Senate despite a Democratic power move to strip out President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for… Read at AP News