Yesterday we reported that a deal had been reached between the Senate and the White House to free up disaster relief for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Residents of Southwest Georgia would be among the beneficiaries.
Today, it appears a procedural move in the House is being used to block the measure from reaching President Trump’s desk in an expeditious manner:
🚨🚨🚨A single House Republican — Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, a former Ted Cruz staffer — just blocked a $19 billion disaster bill that had critical relief for PR, Calif, Texas, Ga & more … and Trump’s support
“He’s holding millions of people hostage,” @DonnaShalala (D) says— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) May 24, 2019
The day is still young. Consider this a developing situation.