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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Senate Reaches $19 Billion Deal For Disaster Aid Without Border Wall Funding

The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Thursday that includes money for states impacted by flooding, recent hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as money for communities rebuilding after wildfires. The measure passed overwhelmingly -- 85-8.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., announced the deal hours before lawmakers were planning to head home for a weeklong Memorial Day recess.

The bipartisan agreement came after months of negotiations.

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