The Republican-led Senate couldn’t pass it because Democrats voted against it, but after Democrats finally decided to put partisan politics aside (it took 2 months) and support the disaster relief package, it was up to the House of Representatives to get it to the president’s desk.
The disaster bill was widely supporting in the House, but three Republicans squashed the measure until this week, when House members came together in rare bipartisan fashion, and sent it off for President Trump’s signature.
Aboard Air Force 1 and on his way back home from attending the 75th anniversary D-Day ceremony in Normandy, France, President Trump signed the much-needed piece of legislation that gives relief to those affected by the hurricanes of the past few years.
“Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms,” said Trump So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Help for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, and CA. Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out!”
Senator Marco Rubio was one of the first Republican senators to applaud the president’s signing of the bill.
“Thank you @POTUS for signing the much-needed disaster supplemental into law,
“ said Rubio “You’ve been a strong supporter of #Florida‘s recovery efforts since #HurricaneMichael made landfall almost 8 months ago. Looking forward to working with your administration on the bill’s implementation
Rubio, along with Sen. Rick Scott have been railing against Senate Democrats for blocking the measure that would bring relief to Floridian’s still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Michael.