Disaster funds deal comes up for House action
September 29th, 2011
07:32 AM ET
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Disaster funds deal comes up for House action

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government.

The vote will keep the government funded through October 4. It will be followed by a more comprehensive measure next Tuesday that will keep Washington funded through November 18, office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, said this week.


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  1. Just a thought

    What's that you say...Washington can actually do something to help Americans struggling to deal with the effects of a disaster? Wait the Republicans will make sure that the bill is defeated, while promoting the prospect the president is responsible.


    September 29, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    "... so long as no objections are filed."
    Well, that's the whole trick isn't it? Not to sound cynical, but I don't think this will come to pass without at least one person objecting to it. I wouldn't be surprised it the Tea Party Queen herself, Rep. Bachmann, comes to town just file an objection. Such a move could do a lot for her sagging poll numbers.

    September 29, 2011 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Cantor (the guy that didn't want FEMA funded without offset reductions – thus holding things up) has now contaced FEMA to see what is holding up funds for HIS DISTRICT RELATIVE TO THE EARTHQUAKE.

    Can it get any worse in our House of Reps? Vote him OUT, Virginia - he's looney-toons.

    September 29, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  4. New Age Independent

    Not sure this matters at all. Flood victims in Iowa, after one of the worse floods in memory, can't get aid anyway. Many have been out of their homes for months, does FEMA even care?. Wasnt it this summer when Texas couldn't get aid for the widespread raging fires? And yet Obama offered FEMA aid BEFORE Irene even made landfall? It does give the appearance of being political more than anything.

    September 29, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  5. jim

    The US government is a disaster

    September 29, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |