- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on AppropriationsCommittee on the BudgetIntroducedSeptember 5th, 2017
- house Committees
This bill makes an initial $7.85 billion in relief immediately available in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to ensure that FEMA can fund all current disaster needs and remain prepared for additional disasters, while helping homeowners and small businesses begin to rebuild.
Congress shouldn’t spend this money without finding ways to offset the increase by reducing other spending. Alternatively, it should have the debt ceiling increase attached to it to ensure that the disaster relief is approved and the government doesn’t default.