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Trump signs $36.5 billion emergency aid bill for disasters

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 26 2017 Oct 26, 2017 October 26, 2017 4:14 PM October 26, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump has signed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure to refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion to Puerto Rico and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
  
The president signed the bill Thursday after the Senate sent him the measure earlier this week to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico after a devastating string of hurricanes. The money will also help Western states dealing with massive wildfires.
  
To date, Congress has approved more than $50 billion in disaster aid this fall, but more money will be needed. The states and Puerto Rico continue to assess the damage from an onslaught of damaging storms.

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