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house Bill H.R. 2157

Providing $19.1 Billion in Emergency Relief to Help Areas Impacted by Natural Disasters Recover

Argument in favor

Congress needs to act quickly to approve this $19 billion disaster relief package that will help federal agencies, states and territories, and individual Americans rebuild from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.

Lini's Opinion
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05/09/2019
PR has only received $11.2 B, much less than some states. Do not fall for the misinformation campaign of the president and GOP. This is a good bill and helps ALL Americans in need of disaster relief. Support it.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/10/2019
This will be a drop in the bucket if we don’t start addressing the Climate Crisis as a nation. Yes and thank you to Scott Tipton who makes my decision to vote him out of office easier and easier everyday.
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Edward's Opinion
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05/10/2019
Federal government is the resource of last resort when disasters strike. However there need to be strings attached. Rebuilding should be subject to standards that protect against future disasters.
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Argument opposed

While the federal government should provide disaster relief, $19 billion is too much at a time when other priorities go underfunded. States should handle funding for disaster relief instead of federal agencies.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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05/10/2019
The PUERTO RICO Federal “Cash 💰 Cow” PuertoRico has already received 12 Billion with 40 B committed in funds!! TX has only gotten 30B, FL 12 B, and LA around 20B. PR is full of corrupt politicians who are gaming the system and not fixing what people need, cut off Puerto Rico’s cash cow. While the federal government should provide disaster relief, $19 billion is too much at a time when other priorities go underfunded. States should handle funding for disaster relief instead of federal agencies. I’m in strong agreement that there should be additional Federal funding along with supplemental funding, from the individual impacted states to aid in the recovery from disastrous climatic events. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻💵💰💵👎🏻👎🏻. 6*3*10.....
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ProudAmerican's Opinion
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05/07/2019
Puerto Rico has been given WAY too much money. They must be held accountable for their poor management of taxpayer funded assistance. While it isn’t the fault of the Puerto Rican people, their government has failed them. This bill provides too much of MY family’s money overall.
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Brian's Opinion
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05/10/2019
No. Im not subsidizing anyone or anything until money for the wall is approved.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedJune 6th, 2019
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed May 23rd, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 85 Yea / 8 Nay
  • The house Passed June 3rd, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 354 Yea / 58 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedApril 9th, 2019

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    PR has only received $11.2 B, much less than some states. Do not fall for the misinformation campaign of the president and GOP. This is a good bill and helps ALL Americans in need of disaster relief. Support it.
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    The PUERTO RICO Federal “Cash 💰 Cow” PuertoRico has already received 12 Billion with 40 B committed in funds!! TX has only gotten 30B, FL 12 B, and LA around 20B. PR is full of corrupt politicians who are gaming the system and not fixing what people need, cut off Puerto Rico’s cash cow. While the federal government should provide disaster relief, $19 billion is too much at a time when other priorities go underfunded. States should handle funding for disaster relief instead of federal agencies. I’m in strong agreement that there should be additional Federal funding along with supplemental funding, from the individual impacted states to aid in the recovery from disastrous climatic events. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻💵💰💵👎🏻👎🏻. 6*3*10.....
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    This will be a drop in the bucket if we don’t start addressing the Climate Crisis as a nation. Yes and thank you to Scott Tipton who makes my decision to vote him out of office easier and easier everyday.
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    Federal government is the resource of last resort when disasters strike. However there need to be strings attached. Rebuilding should be subject to standards that protect against future disasters.
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    How long do you Ignorants think we can continue bailing you out, when these climate-changing caused floods, fires, tornadoes, etc., keep happening? The U.S. Government is already 22 TRILLION DOLLARS (not millions or even billions, like the good ol’ days) in debt - thanks to the never-ending spending by the present administration. We cannot keep this pace up. You people MUST ACKNOWLEDGE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRESSURE THE GOVERNMENT TO WAKE UP AND MAKE CHANGES or you will really find yourselves up the creek with no one willing, or able, to put you back on your feet again. In what reality do you live that you think our government and insurance companies have unlimited funds for this relief to continue unabated? You midwesterners, especially, should rethink your support of the Idiot. He cares nothing for any of you. His God is money! Don’t kid yourselves. How often are tornadoes happening these days? Pretty damn often. WAKE UP! One day, in the not-to-distant future, you will rue the day you elected him. Real bitch is, I will, too. And I NEVER VOTED FOR THE A-HOLE!
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    Puerto Rico has been given WAY too much money. They must be held accountable for their poor management of taxpayer funded assistance. While it isn’t the fault of the Puerto Rican people, their government has failed them. This bill provides too much of MY family’s money overall.
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    AS LONG AS IT INCLUDES FUNDING FOR PUERTO RICO!!! Puerto Rico still needs help DESPITE the lies from the Racist in Chief.
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    Puerto Rico has been underfunded, Flint is still without clean water, tornados and flooding ravage communities, and Nero fiddles in the White House. This bill is a must pass.
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    Vern Buchanan. You voted wrong! This natural disaster aid is something you absolutely should have voted for. Shame on you Vern Buchanan.
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    As if there is any choice. But we should learn something from these events. Evacuation of low-lying coastal areas and preservation of wetlands may be necessary to deal with increasing frequent and increasingly powerful storms. As your constituent, I would advise you in the strongest terms to insist that the administration and Congress stop listening to climate change deniers and protect the country from itself.
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    Where? Puerto Rico? They still need help. Y’all ready to deal with AFGCC yet?
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    The lack of help to Puerto Rico is a travesty....and our fearless leader KNOWS this 'cause he bold faced lied about the amount of help, by what?......80 BILLION dollars.
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    Just don’t forget about Puerto Rico
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    First Real Transparency! I don’t trust present Trump Branded Agencies to use the money to help the most struggling Americans. President Trump is self serving and openly demonstrates behavior of using tax payer money, like his own piggy bank to favor the wealthy and himself! That is Trump brand transparency! Passed by both houses. Hope this doesn’t fund a boarder wall with Trump Name plates.
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    Recovery after natural disasters is vital to our nation’s wellbeing.
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    Much better use of money than giving it to Trump, Barr and Miller to dismantle our dignity and values, as well as the rule of law itself.
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    This should not even be a question. When a disaster hits, the government needs to help. These affected people have to rebuild homes, replace vehicles and towns. Some of them lost their incomes because the businesses were destroyed. This relief that was passed is for american disaster aid, not foreign. Shame on you, Collins for voting nay. I usually agree with you
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    Clearly, there are a lot of communities needing help from their fellow Americans. That need will only continue as the effects of climate change grow more and more intense. I like the way the use of these funds are specifically spelled out and I can only hope that the administration of these funds will be fair and judicious. This is in line with how I want my tax dollars spent.
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    We're Americans. We help each other. (Unless we're opposed to such a "socialist" idea, and let Big Polluters kill our climate, in which case Kentucky shouldn't get one dime.....) Just kidding. We take care of each other regardless.
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    Supporting parts of the country struck by natural disasters is part of the federal government's function. For those who object, wait till it's your turn to have everything around you destroyed - then we'll see what you think. And frankly, people who think they are immune had better prepare themselves. Not only is this administration doing nothing to fight climate change, its policies are designed to exacerbate the effects.. As the impacts from climate change multiply, places that were once safe will be subject to disasters residents never imagined. Think twice about denying help to others, because you may soon be the one in need.
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