Remember how Donald Trump said he won’t work with Democrats unless they stop investigating him?
THAT lasts for about 24 hours….
Congress and the White House announce a agreement on legislation !
And Trump gets no more wall money…And Puerto Rico gets more money…
No matter what he says?
He’s HAS TO deal with House Speaker Pelosi….
The Senate passed a long-awaited bipartisan disaster aid package on Thursday after reaching a last-minute deal with President Donald Trump.
In an 85-8 vote, the Senate approved a multi-billion dollar disaster aid bill, which will assist states devastated by wildfires, hurricanes and flooding, comes after months of roadblocks.
The stalled aid package had faced several setbacks — including over Trump’s reluctance to provide more money to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. More recently, talks stalled over a White House request for more border funding. The bill does not include the additional border funds the president sought.
Among the Senators who voted against the bill — all Republicans — were Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Mike Crapo of Idaho, James Risch of Idaho, Mike Braun of Indiana, Mike Lee of Utah, Mitt Romney of Utah, Martha McSally of Arizona and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
“We should all know now this president negotiates in a different manner,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), the lead sponsor of the disaster aid bill. Perdue, along with Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) spoke with Trump earlier in the day about whether he would support a disaster aid bill that didn’t include border funds.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), lamented that it took the Senate as long as it did to get the deal through. “It is ridiculous how hard it is do get things done here,” he said.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who blamed Trump for the delay in passage, said Thursday that the disaster aid bill gives enough money to Puerto Rico for disaster relief. He added that the bill passed Thursday was almost identical to legislation he proposed with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
“We can all finally breathe a sigh of relief despite the president saying yesterday he can’t work on bipartisan bills,” he said. “The main point here is that we insisted that Puerto Rico get the aid it needed along with the rest of America and it is. The second point being that the president interfered twice and slowed it down but couldn’t.”
Schumer signaled on the Senate floor Thursday morning that Senate Democrats would support a clean disaster aid bill. A senior Democratic aide said that up until Wednesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s aides emphasized that border money had to be included in the disaster aid bill….