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What happened with the Disaster Relief Bill?


HR 2157, a Supplemental Appropriations Act for disaster relief, was recently passed in the House and Senate. We broke down what happened, from introduction to signing, to help you understand.


INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE


April 9, 2019: Nita M. Lowey (NY-D) proposes legislation in the House.


VOTES


May 10, 2019: One month later, the bill passes the House (257-150).


May 23, 2019: The Senate adds an amendment and passes the bill 85-8. See how your representatives voted.


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TRUMP COMMENTS & NEXT STEPS


May 23, 2019: The same day as the Senate vote, Trump is asked if he supports the bill, even if it lacks money for immigration enforcement--he says yes.


June 3, 2019: Because the bill passed in the Senate contained an amendment, the bill goes back to the House for a concurrence vote. See how your representatives voted.


June 6, 2019: Almost two months after its introduction, the bill is signed into law by President Donald Trump.


That’s all for this piece of legislation. Don’t forget, you can see this kind of detail on every major piece of legislation on the Vote Smart website.

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