Disaster Aid Bill Again Blocked in House by GOP Conservative

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., spoke to reporters at the Capitol after he blocked a unanimous consent vote on a long-awaited $19 billion disaster aid bill.

  • Published 28 May 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A second conservative Republican on Tuesday blocked another attempt to pass a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill, delaying again a top priority for some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies on Capitol Hill. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said that if Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi thought the measure was so important, they should have kept the House in session in Washington late last week to slate an up-or-down…

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