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house Bill H.R. 268

Should Congress Approve $13 Billion in Disaster Relief?

Argument in favor

Congress needs to act quickly to approve this $13 billion disaster relief package that will help federal agencies, states and territories, and individual Americans rebuild from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.

Lori's Opinion
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01/16/2019
I call my representatives everyday. The government needs to be reopened immediately. People are hurting. My son is in the Coast Guard and not getting paid. This is ridiculous. The wall should not be tied to people getting paid.
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Ken's Opinion
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01/16/2019
These workers aren't furloughed because of a lack of work. It is because Mr. Trump is punishing these workers in order to force congress to bow down and build his wall. It looks as if we the people are the only adults in the room. It's time for congress to do the will of the people rather than bow down to the presidents spoiled brat tantrums.
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Linda's Opinion
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01/16/2019
They should reopen the government today. Why can McConnell hold everything up. Time for a revolt in the Senate
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Argument opposed

While the federal government should provide disaster relief, $13 billion is too much at a time when other priorities go underfunded. Alternatively, the federal government should get out of the disaster relief business except for repairing federal properties.

Vanessa's Opinion
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01/16/2019
Build that wall! Fund the wall, $5 Billion is NOTHING to Congressional spending, then open government.
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David's Opinion
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01/13/2019
If you allow Americans just to keep their own money they earn, there would be no need for federal government charity. Allow states to provide help where needed. It’s their job. This is not a federal government issue.
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Peanut's Opinion
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01/16/2019
Border Security FIRST. Then fund the government. The failing Democrats are loosing this fake shutdown. Democrats can’t negotiate or legislate. This party is imploding as I type this. The fake Russian narrative peddled by the Dims and their boot lickers in the MSM is soon to implode on them. 2020 Is already lost. LMAO.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed January 16th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 237 Yea / 187 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed January 16th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 237 Yea / 187 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • Floor
    Cloture not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 48. Record Vote Number: 56. (CR S2113)
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2105-2114)
  • Floor
    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on H.R. 268 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 56) entered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Cloture not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 48. Record Vote Number: 56.
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate.
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2081)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S2064)
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S2011)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 10. Record Vote Number: 53.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1972)
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 10. Record Vote Number: 53. (CR S1972)
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1882)
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S549, S557-583)
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S325)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S325)
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
  • Calendars
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 15.
  • Calendars
    Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • IntroReferral
    Received in the Senate.
  • Floor
    Mr. Dunn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (text: CR H660)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 187 (Roll no. 39).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 231 (Roll no. 38).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dunn motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike title XII - Further Continuing Appropriations from the bill.
  • Floor
    Mr. Dunn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • Floor
    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 268.
  • Floor
    VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent to vacate the proceedings on Stewart amendment No. 6 in Part B of House Report 116-2, which was postponed, to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon amendment No. 15.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment No. 14.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment No. 13.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 12.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 11.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond amendment No. 10.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 9.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment No. 8.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment No. 7.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stewart amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Stewart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Stewart amendment until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stewart amendment No. 6.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 5.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 4.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (SC) amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Granger demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the McGovern amendment until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 2.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (GA) amendment No. 1.
  • Floor
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 268.
  • Floor
    The Speaker designated the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
  • Floor
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 43 and Rule XVIII.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 43. (consideration: CR H626-662; text: CR H639-646)
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 268 with 1 hour of general debate. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to resolutions reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of January 23, 2019, making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 43.
  • Floor
    Rule H. Res. 43 passed House.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 43 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 268 with 1 hour of general debate. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to resolutions reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of January 23, 2019, making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    I call my representatives everyday. The government needs to be reopened immediately. People are hurting. My son is in the Coast Guard and not getting paid. This is ridiculous. The wall should not be tied to people getting paid.
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    Build that wall! Fund the wall, $5 Billion is NOTHING to Congressional spending, then open government.
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    These workers aren't furloughed because of a lack of work. It is because Mr. Trump is punishing these workers in order to force congress to bow down and build his wall. It looks as if we the people are the only adults in the room. It's time for congress to do the will of the people rather than bow down to the presidents spoiled brat tantrums.
    Like (253)
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    They should reopen the government today. Why can McConnell hold everything up. Time for a revolt in the Senate
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    The government should be reopened IMMEDIATELY and INDEFINITELY. You have put government employees and their families through hell for a childish tantrum by this inept administration. This is shameful on the part of Congress I.e., the Republican Senators under McConnell’s thumb.
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    If you allow Americans just to keep their own money they earn, there would be no need for federal government charity. Allow states to provide help where needed. It’s their job. This is not a federal government issue.
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    They should pass any and all bills funding the reopening of the government agencies shut down due to don’s temper tantrum
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    Border Security FIRST. Then fund the government. The failing Democrats are loosing this fake shutdown. Democrats can’t negotiate or legislate. This party is imploding as I type this. The fake Russian narrative peddled by the Dims and their boot lickers in the MSM is soon to implode on them. 2020 Is already lost. LMAO.
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    Put govt back to work quit using 800000 families as a political football. If the Republicans wanted a wall they would have done it in the last two years.
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    We need the money to rebuild for the present and future impacts of climate change. And that money should not be available for theft by the Trump administration in a phony emergency declaration. This is exactly the kind of expenditure that is justified as opposed to an ineffective vanity wall.
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    This is less than a third of the cost of an F-35 jet that still can't do what it is supposed to!!!!!!!
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    Natural disasters are woefully underfunded at this point. Taking Puerto Rico into an example...they are part of the United States of America, though not a state. To this point they are still just beginning to try to put their lives together again. How many who died would have lived had their been better aid (and provided?) How soon would power have been restored, clean water, basic needs of survival?
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    Government shutdowns need to stop. There needs to be a bill put forward that makes the budget continue at a day by day budget based on the previously established budget until an agreement is made. That or all congressional payments need to also be frozen. Work without pay alongside your government or put an end to your ability to do this. Does anybody disagree? Seems Bi partisan to me.
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    It’s important that aid be given to those still cleaning up after natural disasters, and it’s even more important that the government be reopened
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    There is no emergency at the southern border, there is no need for a wall. Donald J Trump is a criminal at best and a traitor to the Republic and a Russian agent at worst. He is cornered, and desperate. How the GOP does not see the writing on the wall, and how they don’t defend country over party I will never understand. It is time for the impeachment and prosecution of Mr. Trump and his family run criminal enterprise.
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    The Republican Party has just redefined reprehensible. Donald Trump and unsurpassed stupidity are now forever in history as synonymous. Putin’s agenda must not be allowed to continue to be enforced by this pathetic golden shower boy in the White House. Impeach Donald Trump or Putin wins without a shot being fired.
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    Enough of the McConnell/Trump shutdown. Putin is getting exactly what he wants.
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    No. Let Democrats own the misery caused by their abject failure and refusal to protect their own citizens in favor of foreign nationals to whom they owe *nothing*.
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    Yes, w/ or w/o POTUS! Over-ride his veto😀
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    I don’t know what Representative Jim Banks from Indiana was thinking when he voted against this bill. I guess he is against disaster relief and opening the government. What other conclusion is there?
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