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Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump


Added 05-23-19 04:57:02pm EST - “The Senate easily cleared a long-stalled disaster aid package after Republicans reached a deal with President Trump to drop border-related provisions from the bill.? Senators voted? 85-” - Thehill.com

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"If we can't come to an agreement this morning on other extraneous issues that the House is discussing, we should set those issues to the side," Schumer said. "We should pass the disaster agreement as is."

The idea quickly gained traction with senators — including Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioAnother VPOTUS tries for POTUS: What does history tell us? Tensions swirl around Iran as administration to brief Congress Tensions swirl around Iran as administration to brief Congress MORE (R-Fla.) and Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonSenators say they've reached deal on Puerto Rico aid Klobuchar: Trump plan doesn't deal with 'comprehensive immigration issue' Pence, McConnell eulogize Sen. Richard Lugar MORE (R-Ga.) — from states impacted by a recent spate of storms. 

But it wasn't clear until after a closed-door GOP lunch that Trump would back the agreement, and House members spent the morning feuding over the lack of a disaster aid deal. 

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