Trump to propose initial $5.9B in Harvey aid
The official says the White House proposal, which is not final, would make sure there’s plenty of money available for immediate recovery efforts over the next several weeks. The White House is shopping the measure to key Republicans, who may press for more.
The official was not authorized to release the information publicly before a final decision is made and spoke on condition of anonymity.
House GOP leaders have signaled they are aiming to act fast on Harvey aid and a vote is likely next week. Much larger future installments will be required but the initial package, to replenish Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster coffers through Sept. 30, shouldn’t be controversial.