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GOP blocks disaster bill again

Stephen Dinan, Gabriella Muñoz and Stephen Dinan, Gabriella Muñoz The Washington TimesMay 28, 2019

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.

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