The House last night voted 251-169 to approve a bill providing $81 billion in additional emergency assistance for recent hurricanes and wildfires affecting Texas, Florida, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among other provisions, the bill includes $27.6 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $26.1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant Program and $12.11 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers. The Senate is not expected to take up the package until 2018.

Related News Articles

Headline
A coalition of 40 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged the Senate to quickly pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards…
Headline
The House of Representatives last night passed legislation (H.R. 269) that includes the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.
Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response will host a Jan. 29 webinar on its new toolkit.
Headline
The House of Representatives Wednesday approved a legislative package (H.R. 7328) that includes the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…
Headline
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness…