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.
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 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.