GOP blocks disaster bill again
Democrats attempted Tuesday to push an emergency disaster aid bill through Congress for a second time but met with a GOP objection, meaning it will likely be next week before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can muster the votes.
The objection was the latest hiccup for the $19.1 billion package, which lawmakers have been debating for months, but which only came together late last week.
After a deal was struck between Mrs. Pelosi, a Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, the Senate passed the bill Friday.
But Mrs. Pelosi had already sent her troops home for a 10-day vacation.