With a several month debt ceiling extension now practically guaranteed absent some last minute diplomatic fiasco, moments ago the US House approved an $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief aid.
- U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES $8 BILLION IN AID FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: RTRS
The final vote was 419-3. And yes, surprisingly there were three Noes: GOP Reps Amash, Biggs & Massie. The decision next moves to the Senate where it will be likewise approved.
As a reminder earlier in the day Trump was non-commital to the Democrats' debt-ceiling olive branch:
- ASKED IF HE WOULD ACCEPT A SHORT DEBT CEILING INCREASE TIED TO HARVEY FUNDING, TRUMP SAYS "WE'LL SEE"
... although without any better prospects on the table, the president will likely accept anything the democrats offer.