More than 30 House Republicans buck Trump, vote for disaster relief bill

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Thirty-four House Republicans ignored Donald Trump’s command and voted with Democrats to pass a disaster relief bill, with the finally tally 257-150.

House leadership—and a big chunk of Republicans, clearly—hope that this will kick-start the Senate into finally passing disaster relief that’s been opposed by Trump. The original House bill was sent over to the Senate in January, and Trump’s insistence that Puerto Rico be cut out of it has stymied the legislation.

The bill would provide nearly $18 billion in aid to states recovering from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes, and other disasters. That includes a lot of midwestern states with Republican representatives who have been hit hard by flooding this spring. Like in Nebraska, where Rep. Adrian Smith needs help. “The impact of this storm continues to be felt across our state.” Even Rep. Steve King from Iowa, yes, THAT Steve King, voted for the bill.

Now it’s up to those 34 House Republicans to get some of their Senate colleagues on board.

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Hopefully these GOP politicians are beginning to see the light. That this POS in the White is pure evil and all he cares about besides himself is causing misery to others. When you do things like he does, just out of spite, then he worthless, useless and should be put out of his misery. Impeach him and send him to jail.

Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Theses so-called politicians, (GOP) are only thinking of themselves, look it up, they are very most likely up for re-election. Do not trust anyone associated with the GOP in any way until AFTER we take back the WH, and then do not trust them anyway, forever, and then some.

Reeby
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Reeby

Get a clue people. Trump has got to be the most unAmerican president we have ever had. He can hug and kiss all the flags he wants it’s so fake. He does not even care when people are truly in need of government help. One day his rally animals will stop praising and worshipping an Idol.

Elli
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Elli

Gee, the GOP politicians are slowly waking up and seeing what this idiot of a president is doing. He is a vindictive human being only wanting to hurt others especially the people that have less then this idiot. He needs to go to jail and loose all his assets.

Michael owens
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Michael owens

One can only hope the GOP votes this way again to get rid of this POS in the WH..