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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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  • 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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Title

Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019

Official Title

Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.

Summary

Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 This bill provides $12.1 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules. The bill includes appropriations for the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    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.
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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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