House backs FEMA funding, La. rep votes no
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday evening that would restore FEMA and the WIC programs back to normal operations.
The measure heads next to the Senate, which has not added the item to its agenda yet.
The vote in the House was mainly split between Republican and Democratic lines. It ended with a count of 247 -164.
Louisiana Democrat Congressman, Cedric Richmond voted against the measure. Other delegates backed resolution, which also allotted money to The National Weather Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
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